Sunday, February 17, 2008

Mardi Gras Pictures...Finally

















We spent Mardi Gras this year in Lafayette, Louisiana with family. We had a great time. However, just like my trip the weekend before to Baton Rouge, there were traffic problems on the way to Lafayette, so we missed the Friday night parade.

Also, like my trip in Baton Rouge, parades made for interesting navigation problems. We were re-routed when we left Henderson Sunday because of parades. My advice to you, before you make a trip anywhere in south Louisiana during Mardi Gras season, CHECK THE PARADE SCHEDULES!

Click here to see all the pictures. (Tomorrow I'll make some slideshows and explain who everybody is in the pictures.)

Below is a video of the Lafayette, Louisiana motorcycle police doing fancy stuff at the beginning of the parade.



8 comments:

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

How fun! I like the photo of the horses with the reflectors. Very cool.

Rebecca Hickman: said...

Love the hats! Or in the spirit of Mardi Gras . . . "J'aime les chapeaux!"

Lorna said...

Never mind the horses and the hats---you guys had jackets on!

Laurie said...

Just... - As soon as I took that one, I said, "Whoa! Look at this one!" It's a great shot.

Rebecca - Hahahah! Thanks.

Lorna - Yeah, it was cold...60 during the day...45-ish in the evening. ;)

Jaded said...

All I wanna know is... what'd you have to do for those big ol' white beads, Laurie?

Laurie said...

Jaded - Not a thing. Family Mardi Gras and all that. :)

Grimm said...

Around here Mardi Gras consists of a parade of cows and we throw snowballs instead of beads.

Laurie said...

Grimm - That sounds like a fabulous Mardi Gras!