|Throwback pic: Mardi Gras 2011|
I just realized this could possibly be the last Mardi Gras season I get to experience for a very long time :-( Living in Louisiana has definitely spoiled me, and I’ve gotten so used to having a nice three-day vacation every spring in addition to spring break. I also can’t tell you how many king cakes I have had since the season started, but my waist line definitely can! LOL I Usually tend to avoid the parades and massive crowds filled with tourists, but I am going to have to make an exception this year. My daughter has only been to one parade her entire life (pictured above), so I have to let her experience it again before we leave. Last time she wasn’t too fond of being hit in the head with beads, but I’m sure her ducking skills have improved this year :-) I told her tonight that we can go to one tomorrow, so she’s pretty excited. Hopefully she’ll catch a couple of really nice stuffed animals too.
I’ll be traveling to Georgia next weekend to go house/apartment hunting so I’ll miss the Krewe of Endymion parade which is one of my favorites. One time Anderson Cooper was Grand Marshal of the parade, and I swear he winked at me right before he threw me some beads! It sucks that I have to miss it this year, but I plan on being back in time to catch the Krewe of Zulu parade on Mardi Gras day. This is one parade that I have avoided due to its 8am start time, but I am determined to get a coconut this year! Who knows? Maybe I’ll be lucky and get more than one. Wishing everybody a fantastic weekend :-)