Saturday, February 17, 2007

Happy Mardi Gras

One of the things we miss about home (St. Louis) is the Mardi Gras celebration in Soulard. We have been going for years with the same group of people. We'd meet at Nick's and have a standard New Orleans breakfast and then car pool to the Farmer's Market. We'd spend the day bar hopping, watching the parade and listening to the fine music. It was tradition we'd lose Nick and find him at Clementine's. As we all got a tad older and got tired of fighting the growing crowds, we started celebrating the weekend before. We could still bar hop and listen to live music everywhere but the crowds were cut by half. And we still lost Nick every time and always found him in the same place. Last weekend the gang went, but as we had just been home before Christmas, we couldn't make the trip again so soon. They had a good time as always. They went to the wine and food tasting and could see all the wonderful decorations for the House contest. I miss this!

In honor of Mardi Gras, this is my "shrine" to the beads, the colors, the food and the music! and to all our Mardi Gras pals!


Doug Bagley said...

Hey, come on over to Universal Studios for their Mardi Gra. It's not a bad substitute

Mae said...

Sorry you're missing your home celebraton but it is great to have such fun memories. I always thought that I would make it to New Orleans some day for Mardi Gras. Now, I don't think so. Just too old to keep up with the crowds.


Pam in Moncton said...

Somehow I never associated St. Louis with Mardi Gras until now. Sorry you are missing your "old gang" and the celebration there. There must be lots of chances to do Mardi Gras in FL though.

madelineas said...

How pretty your shrine it love it..