Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mardi Gras!

So last night David and I got home from Mardi Gras.
We had so much fun, of course!
We spent the entire day Sunday going to parades.
It was surprisingly cold, but after a while that didn't matter.
If ya know what I mean.

We got to to the French Market around 11am and shopped around.
Then we got some drinks, and headed  to the parades.
They pretty much came non stop, until 7 that night.
If you have never been, take my word guys.
Last year was my first time to go, and I will be going every year.

Starting our day off right!

There is so much to do, and so much people watching to be had.
Endless bars, shops, restaurants, drink stands, food trucks.
You could never run out of things to do.
Just walking around is completely entertaining.
Me and David,  with his brother and his girlfriend.
Crazy costumes!

I think Mardi Gras has a reputation for being crazier than it actually is.
I mean there are TONS of people, but it's also pretty kid friendly.
Especially during the day. It is pretty G rated.
I saw a ton of people there with kids.
Our nephew was actually with us,and he is 8 years old.
We didn't stay out super late, but we were on Bourbon St
until around 10 or so and I don't think I saw anyone flashing for beads.

At the parades 

It was such a fun weekend.
And I had the best king cake ever!!
I brought one home as a souvineer.
I will see you next year, Mardi Gras:)


Beth said...

i want to go to nola so bad again. i'm booking a trip for next years mardi gras.

Lay said...

Looks like so much fun!!

Ashley said...

Looks like a lot of fun!!! I am glad you guys were able to go!!! Those jello things looked fun!

Meg {henninglove} said...

are those green beans in the bloody mary?? and i love those beads and those are some crazy costumes. happy mardi gras!!

Holly said...

Looks like sooo much fun! I want to go!

Stephanie said...

Glad y'all had so much fun! Nothing like Mardi Gras - some of the best people watching!

Alyssa said...

Was that green beans in the bloody mary? I've never seen that before!

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...
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Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

I am so glad you had so much fun in my hometown! Your pictures are adorable! I hope you had fun in The Big Easy :)