Wednesday, February 24, 2010

LAFAYETTE PARADE


Feb. 16, 2010---Lafayette Mardi Gras Parades. There are three parades on Mardi Gras Day.
























































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COSTUME CONTEST


Feb. 16, 2010---This years theme for the costume contest was "Saints Fever". Black and gold dominated the scene.



Carol and Crystal show you the front and back of their costumes.

















Quite a variety of costumes.











On the right-- judges on the top step looked over each age group with keen eye before selecting winners.





















YOUNGSVILLE MARDI GRAS

Feb. 13, 2010---Youngsville Mardi Gras parade.



Lots of people and vehicles in the street before the parade got underway.

Crystal & Tom got some water and snacks to keep us going strong.









Several floats celebrated the Saints Super Bowel victory.




Picture of Saints quarter back Drew Brees on the back of this float.





Someone sure had fun decorating this deer with beads.








Various photos of Carol and Crystal. They entertained as the floats passed by.





Notice the basket at Carol's feet on the right is full of beads! It was a great parade with lots of floats throwing an abundance of beads to entertain the spectators.


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Sunday, February 21, 2010

PREJEAN'S



Jan. 26, 2010---Prejean's was selected as the resturant of choice for a fine meal with the local "cajun" flavors. Located on the north side of Lafayette, LA along I-49 it is a popular place. The first thing you see on entry is a very large alligator. Notice it is well decorated with Mardi Gras colors.








Keith & Maryann were all smiles as they relaxed after dinner.




Allen and Laura







Maryann, Carol and Allen



Jim and Laura are enjoying the cajun music.



A sample can be heard on the video below.




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CYPREMORT POINT



Jan 25, 2010---What happened to 2009????



Keith & Maryann entertained their good friends from Sardis, MS with a drive to Cypremort Point State Park. The park is located on a peninsula that extends into Vermilion Bay. There is a public boat dock widely used by folks from all around the Lafayette area. This access to the bay is a common route for fishermen to reach the Gulf of Mexico about 10 miles from the point.





New bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway which allows much easier access to Cypremort Point.










Keith & Maryann











Maryann & Laura
















A contrast of old and new structures. Many of the camps had to be rebuilt after hurricane Rita.