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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy Mardi Gras!!!!






Happy Mardi Gras!
Boy do I miss New Orleans today.
It's crazy to think that the whole city closes down for all the festivities.
A few weeks ago the carnival season began, which means parades started happening.
You can be 60 miles west of New Orleans in Baton Rouge and you can still celebrate.
I just remember walking to the street the parade came down for the first time.
Not knowing what to expect.
There were hundreds of people just siting/standing around drinking and waiting.
I was like " Wow, she has a beer in her hand and the Police officers don't care!"
Louisiana is it's own world!
As I waited for the parade to start, I was filled with excitement to see what the fuss was about.
I also saw these crazy inventions of ladders with chairs on top of it.
They were for kids to sit on and catch beads.

The first float passed by and I stood there watching people say,
"Throw me something mister!"
Then beads, teddy bears, cups, and other souvenirs just came flying their way.
So then I started yelling,
"Hey throw me something mister!"
Beads came flying my way.
It was so much fun!
You just need to make sure you have your eyes peeled open or else beads just hit you on the face.
I swear I feel like the people on the float look for people who aren't paying attention to hit them with beads.



You can eat and drink with friends and just sit back and hang out.
The closer it is to fat Tuesday the better the parades!
If you were lucky you got to go to a Mardi Gras ball.
I had a chance to go to one in 2008.

I got to get dressed up in a ball gown and Hector was in a tux.
We went to the New Orleans convention center and partied before the parade came inside.
Yes you read correctly... INSIDE the convention center.
Prior to the parade coming in we watched the super bowl and watched the Giants win the title.
Hulk Hogan was the King of the parade.
We got to dance to a live band and drink with our friends.
It was a great time!
I still can't believe that it's been almost 4 years since I left Louisiana.
I miss it very much.
I miss all my friends and of course the amazing FOOD!!
I can't wait to go back during Mardi Gras!

2 comments:

  1. So glad I found your blog through the blog hop. I'm now following you through GFC. I would love if you stopped by and followed back, so we can stay connected. Lori

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  2. Thank you so much for linking up to the blog hop! Wishing you all the best in your bloggy endeavors. Cheers!

    Kelly
    www.livelaughrowe.com

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