Today I am remembering the good ole days when I lived in Louisiana and was able to celebrate Mardi Gras in all sorts of ways. You can say I'm rather reminiscent.
Kinda kills me that the one year that spring break at USU falls during Mardi Gras week, Michael and I are unable to travel down South and join in the festivities. Cest la vie.
So, to get myself more "in the mood", I'm pulling out some old photos from my freshman year at LSU. I, along with a good group of friends, went down to New Orleans and partied it up for Mardi Gras Holiday. (That's another thing I miss about Louisiana, 3 days of Mardi Gras break, elementary school all the way up to college!)
Here is some evidence of the crazy fun and festivities!
The entire group of friends that went down to NOLA. We were taking a break and decided to walk over to the LDS ward building on St. Charles for some food and soft grass. Some of us were from NO, others from Baton Rouge, Michigan, and all around. Many of us were experiencing Mardi Gras in New Orleans for the first time!
Monday night a.k.a. Lundi Gras. I think this was the Endymion parade. We sure caught a lot of beads. See all of them around my neck? Yeah it weighed at least 10 pounds. Super heavy! Just being silly with Emily, Alicia, and Drew.
Floats ride through the streets and beads get thrown everywhere. Sometimes they don't make it to a person, but get caught in trees!
My dear friend Emily. She was an Egan back then and I was a Rougeau. We had so much fun together. Lots of sexy faces and singing of duets.
Emily taking a picture with Beetlejuice. She just asked for a picture then he grabbed her and went a bit crazy. Scary! You never know what to expect in the NO.
Oh, boys. Drew, Jim, Brian (you can't see because he's stuck in the middle), Phil, and Mike. They were just excited to find out that a tree still does grow on Bourbon Street. (Bit of an inside joke from that trip).
Anyway, just a few tidbits from my Mardi Gras past, as well as younger and more carefree days! Wish I was there right now to take in some warmth and sunshine as opposed to the cold, snowiness here in Logan! I think I'll just have to make some Jambalaya and King Cake here instead. And then I'll say, "Laissez les bontemps rouler!"