March 15, 2012

A Weekend of Beads and Black Eyes

Traditions can be fun and painful at the same time. That's why we love them. Mardi Gras is no exception. Our adventure down to the Big Easy started with a rainy, windy parade. It was great. We were pelted with float-loads of beads and stuffed animals. It's crazy. People line up to get heavy plastic beads whirled at their face. So much fun. Can't emphasize it enough. Fun.

But obviously, Mardi Gras is more than that. It is truly a celebration like no other. Food. Drink. People. Music. Costumes. Here are a couple photos from our recent trip (sorta recent) that attempt to capture the feeling of one of the biggest annual celebrations of the years. Les bon temps rouler!