Sunday, January 31, 2010

Jupiter Parade and Jam

It is Mardi Gras time in South Louisiana!  Mardi Gras has grown over the past decade here in Baton Rouge.  No longer do we have to go to New Orleans for "big" parades.  Last night was the Jupiter Parade and their after party, Jupiter Jam. We had so much fun!!!

I went with my friend Joy, her mom, and her mom's friends.  We had so much fun!  We caught the parade twice before heading to the party.  Caught a bunch of beads that we have absolutely no use for!  But, it is still fun!!! 

It was so cold last night!  We were bundled up.  I lost count of the number of layers that I was wearing.  It was even more cold because we were right off the river.  The wind coming off the water was wicked cold!!!  But with the help of a "little" bit of alcohol, we didn't feel much!  :)

Last night was just the start.  There are a few more parades next weekend and then on Mardi Gras weekend we have the big parade for Baton Rouge, Spanish Town Parade.  This year the parade is being followed by a new parade, Poseidon.  So it will be full day of fun on the 13th of February in downtown Baton Rouge.

Here are some pictures from our fun time last night!

This pic was taken by a cell p hone.  We were so cold waiting on the parade! Me, Elke, and Joy

Patty and Elke on the levee before the parade.

Joy and I on the levee.

Joy taking a nip of the whiskey!  Trying to stay warm!!!

One of the floats of the Jupiter Parade

Joy and I after the first time ctaching the parade.

Joy (her back is to the camera) and I dancing at Jupiter Jam.

Joy and her mom, Elke, at Jupiter Jam


Lorilee said...

How fun!! I would love to be in Louisiana for Mardi Gras time! It is on my bucket list!

Carolyn NC said...

Glad to put a face with the name! Nice pics of you all. :)

Blu said...

Great pics! Looks like you guys had a lot fun!