Monday, February 23, 2009


The pictures from Saturday's parade are ready. Go to my kodak album site (password is rosecottage), click on My Gallery, and then Mardi Gras 2009.

Tomorrow is Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) and the end of festivities (and king's cake). Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, which begins 40 days of Lent, leading up to Easter.

Traditionally Mardi Gras is a time of total fun. True, there maybe a LITTLE drinking going on, but Saturday's parade is proof-perfect that you can still have all the fun with nothing to ask forgiveness for the next day. Except for over-eating.There was a lot of barbecue, jambalaya and white beans. It's great fun catching all those beads (which will go on my Mardi Gras tree next year).

Google "Mardi Gras" for some great info and pictures.


Donna said...

Fun, fun, fun!

Julie said...

I cant get in to see the pics :-( tells me i need an email address as well.

Today is shrove Tuesday here, the day we traditionally have pancakes for tea.

Ann said...

looks like great fun! we went to Spanish Town, and then to NO on Sunday for Bacchus.

My favorite king cake is from Ralph's--the perfectly plain one. The closest thing to McKenzie's I've found since McKenzie's closed!

Julie said...

Thank you Marian for the email addy, the pics are super, a fun time had by all, i loved the viking man, he looked as if he was concentrating so hard.