Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple

Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple

Monday, February 16, 2015

Lundi Monday!

It's Lundi Gras, y'all! I'd never even heard that term until I turned on the newshere in New Orleans, and they were talking about Lundi Gras celebrations and festivities. So here we are in NOLA because tomorrow is Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, and we decided this would be a unique way to celebrate our anniversary. We left Baton Rouge a little early thinking the traffic would be terrible. Surprisingly there was almost none. So after an early dinner we checked into the hotel then walked a few blocks to one of the parades.

The first one was the Krewe of Proteus, which I'm renaming the "Bootie Parade!" There were more bands than floats and each band had a drill team or dance team or flags or baton twirlers or all of them, and they all wore some pretty short costumes. By the end of the parade we had 2 strings of beads and I was beginning to wonder why there's so much hype about Mardi Gras. 

That parade ended and we started back to the hotel. We'd gone a block when Marc suggested that we go back and wait for the Krewe of Orpheus who was coming on the same route. Even though the weather has changed from 70 degrees and breezy to 50 and rain, it was so worth it! It was too dark for many pictures, but I managed to get one of the train. It must've had 8 cars! And they were much more generous with the beads. I probably have enough to open my own store. 

Another thing I liked about this parade was the theme for each of the floats--"The Magic of an Ordinary Day," "Music, the Language of Angels," "The Splendod of a Sunrise," to name just a few.
Every parade began with  the American Flag

King Neptue

In this parade everyone on each float looked the same--same mask, same hat, same hair, same costume. They could use a little variety!

I don't even know the name of this float but thought this guy was kind of cute.

When we returned to see the Orpheus Krewe this was one of the first "floats." I was really a great display of lights and very generous with the beads.

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