We went looking for noodles and inadvertently ran into dragons instead. Well, they looked like dragons anyway, but once I looked it up, I found out they were lions. As part of the ongoing Chinese New Year celebrations, lion dance troupes perform in the streets of Chinatown. The colorful lions visit businesses and they are greeted with money offerings in red envelopes as a symbol of good luck in the upcoming year.
Henry was a bit frightened of the lions up close, but from the window of the restaurant, he found them intriguing. We had never been to the Nom Wah Tea Parlor, but it is a Chinatown staple and the dim sum really hit the spot since it is still pretty cold here.
Henry practices catching snowflakes on his tongue during a walk home.
Thanks to Paw Paw for sending us a king cake for Mardi Gras again. It arrived on Saturday and as of Fat Tuesday, we literally felt a bit fat, having already eaten the whole thing. Henry and I wore the complimentary beads that come with the cake and danced around the house to all the classic Mardi Gras songs. Happy Mardi Gras!