We got to our hotel in Louisiana around 10 pm central time. We settled in for the night and fell to sleep quickly. Even the kids, and they slept pretty much the whole way there.
On Friday, February 17th, I went shopping at my most favorite store. In. The.World. Black and Gold Sports Shop in Metairie. I could live there. Seriously. Connor got his first Drew Brees jersey. Which he completely loves.
After, we went to the first parade of the weekend in Houma - Krewe of Aphrodite. Connor was born 10 days after Mardi Gras 2010 and w e moved away from Louisiana when Connor was 6 months old. He has never experienced Mardi Gras, at all. But, let me tell you he is a true Louisiana boy. He caught on quick! By the second float he already was yelling and shouting "Me!!!!" And he was extremely upset if he didn't get beads or a trinket from every float. He loved this experience!
Connor before the Parade
The Kids in line waiting
On Saturday, we were supposed to go to another evening parade, however it rained all day and they postponed it until the next day. Instead we just relaxed and decided what days we wanted to do things.
On Sunday, we got a double parade. First was the originally scheduled parade and second was the parade postponed from the night before.
These have always been my favorites. Not sure why.
He was hilarious!
The loot before i went through it.
Most of this got donated back to organizations to raise money.
In my next vacation post, I'll be highlighting February 20 - 23.