Thursday, February 23, 2006

Even cold weather is party weather!

Well, Claude the Cajun Crawfish predicted party weather, and we did party at the Krewe of Centaur's Mardi Gras parade! We nearly froze our tails off, but we did party! The crowds were heavy despite the cold weather. Of course, you warm up quickly when you're jumping up and down catching beads. The convention & tourist bureau hosted several travel writers, meeting planners and group tour leaders, and all seemed to have a great time.

Later that night, we took our travel writers to the Krewe of Gemini's Mardi Gras ball. The tableau was very elegant - such pageantry! We danced till the band quit playing, then dragged ourselves home. Well, most of us did, anyway. Three of our travel writers were having such a great time they continued it in downtown Shreveport until around 6 a.m.!

On Sunday, my daughter and I took her black lab, Munch, to the Krewe of Barkus and Meoux's Mardi Paw parade. This year's theme was Celebrity Critters. Munch was dressed as Mr. Mistofolees from the musical "Cats" but I think most people thought he was masquerading as a poodle! Oh well, we had fun!

The weather should be much warmer for this Saturday's Krewe of Gemini parade and we're looking forward to having family in to join in the celebration.

If you're interested in finding out more about Mardi Gras in Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana, visit our website at or .


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