>> Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Since my mom moved down to Louisiana 9 years ago (8 for me), we've always made a big to-do out of Mardi Gras. So this year was no different, and was packed full of Mardi Gras madness! Shh, I think next year we're skipping town and going to find a nice quiet beach somewhere:)
My dad brought his girlfriend down from St. Louis for a long weekend, so we had a very nice visit with them. Our plan had originally been to go to New Orleans for the day on Saturday, as we've always done in the past. However, the weather forecast was terrible and we spent the good part of our time last year seeking cover from the monsoons. Been there, done that, no desire to do it again. So, we decided at the last minute to go Friday night instead since the weather was clear.
By the time we packed our overnight bags, found hotel rooms, and got Jackson situated with Pop, we didn't get on the road until the early evening. When we got to the city, we dropped our bags at the hotel and caught the end of a parade on Canal. Then we ate an amazing dinner at Domenica Restaurant before making the trip down Bourbon for ridiculous people watching.
We were sad to see my dad and Sheree off on Sunday, as there visit quickly came to an end. The downside of having family live 12 hours away...
There was little time to dwell though because a quick bed change later, Stephanie and her bunch were in from Dallas for actual Mardi Gras. This has become our little tradition, so maybe we won't be able to skip town next year after all;)
|Practicing for bead catchin'|
|Best Friends of 20 years!|
|Throw me something mister!|
|Loli & Jackson dancing away!|
Until next year, Laissez les Bon Temps Roulez (Let the Good Times Roll)!