February 7-12, 2013; 6 parades, 3 cities
Mississippi River, SE Louisiana
2009 Grand Caravan
Our 4th trip to Mardi Gras (in a row); fAnastasia's first time
Scott, Jessica, Andrew, and Anastasia
Baton Rouge Southdowns;
Spanish Town New Orleans Okeanos;
Mid-City; Thoth Metairie Napoleon
Day 1: Drove overnight to
Baton Rouge, just making it in time for Southdowns. Day 2:
Enjoyed Spanish Town in downtown Baton Rouge, under sunny skies for a
Day 3: Rain held
off so we could enjoy the marathon of Sunday morning parades in Nola's
Uptown before heading to quiet Metairie for Napoleon.
Day 4: Left
Baton rouge under threat of showers, ending day in Tunica.
Day 5: Spent a
few hours at the St. Louis Zoo and then headed home.
Click to see last year's Mardi Gras 2012!
Only uniformed people think
Mardi Gras is too risqué
for kids. In fact, everyone is a kid at Mardi Gras. Here they are
enjoying the sights of the parades in BR and Nola.