Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Mardi Gras on the Gulf Coast

New Orleans isn't the only city along the Gulf Coast to host Mardi Gras parades. Beautiful Fairhope, Alabama, located on Mobile Bay, hosts several during the Mardi Gras season. Doug (in front of the blonde in the pink jacket) and I (lower right) joined up with friends last year for the Knights of Ecor Rouge parade - the picture appeared on the front page of the Fairhope Courier last year; this year we attended the Order of Mystic Magnolias parade.

It's a Fat Tuesday tradition in Orange Beach for Doug and I to meet friends for lunch at Live Bait and then watch the Mardi Gras floats travel along Perdido Beach Blvd. It's a family event lasting about 90 minutes. I'm hoping to catch some beads, which I take back to the Orillia YMCA for kids' summer craft classes.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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