Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mardi Gras Around Lafayette ! - Part II


We had an absolute blast at last night's Lundi Gras celebration, in Lafayette! Before heading to the parade, we went to Tampico's for a little refreshment. I had my favorite Crab Stuffed Jalapenos and we ordered a round of Coronas to quelsh the heat from these divinely delicious, hot peppers. Ca cest bon, cher!

We met some friends on Johnston Street, to watch the fabulous Queen's Parade where the beads were really flying! The crowd was ready to catch some beads! More beads!

Throw Me Somethin' Sista!

The crowd was wild and went wilder with each passing float!

Queen's Parade

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And just in case that you want to watch TODAY'S New Orleans parades, , LIVE,
just click here for the LIVE web cam! Many thanks to my dear fellow Cajun , Angie, over @ GUMBO WRITER who was kind enough to share this link, on her post, yesterday. Please pay her a visit, when you have time. Enjoy!

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After the parade, we were ready for some more refreshment and headed over to the Blue Moon Saloon for a "blow out" Lundi Gras party. The crowd was super charged and in full Zydeco dance mode. Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole were rocking the house. The place was packed to the gills with revelers, the dance floor was rocking, (literally) and the energy was electric!

Oh, the life of a Cajun, is oh SO FUN!!! And , Fat Tuesday, will be the most fun of all!
Lassiez les Bon Temps Rouler! Wish you ALL were here!

HAPPY MARDI GRAS!!!

Cedric Watson & Creole Bijou
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19 comments:

John said...

Not a whole lot of work being done around Lafayette! Rain all day here.

Jeni said...

My daughter, the grandkids and I are planning to attend a dinner at our church this evening -Shrove Tuesday -of pancakes and sausage. This is an annual event, put on by the men of our parish and one we enjoy very much too. The nice thing about this is the meal is one that both the kids will actually eat as they like pancakes almost as much as they like mac'n'cheese!
But boy, those stuffed jalapenos sure do look good too! Ever have pickled jalapenos stuffed with sauerkraut? I had a friend who used to make them and was a bit leery the first time I tried them, but wow, they're really good too!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks for the linkage, sha! (Got Mardi Gras recipes at the blog today.) Happy Fat Tuesday to you!!

misti said...

That looks FABULOUS! I sooo wish I was celebrating with all my fam right now in Lake Charles =D

Happy Mardi Gras!

Kathryn Magendie said...

Happy Mardi Gras!!!!! :-)

Joanne said...

I get the sneaking feeling I don't have to tell you to have a good time!! Happy Mardi Gras :)

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Have fun today. Rest tomorrow. I had my King's Cake this morning.

Kat said...

Happy Mardi Gras! Looks like a whole lot of fun.

Jo said...

My goodness, Marguerite, I don't know anyone who has more fun than you do...!

The Good Cook said...

Oh I've been thinking of you all week! I just knew you would be in the thick of Mardi Gras fun!! Happy Shrove Tuesday! did you have King Cake today? Did you get the baby?

A Year on the Grill said...

Have fun tonight... So what are you giving up???

Vagabonde said...

When I visit your blog Marguerite I always feel like I am going to a party. You are so enthusiastic and your food looks so appetizing – then all the clips with the Cajun music – certainly yours is a party blog – and it’s great! Laissez les bons temps rouler! FĂ©licitations aux Saints – the best team in the world!!

Cloudia said...

Oh! I so wish I could be there!
Maybe next year. Awesome food, floats, music: post!!


Lassez!

Aloha, Cher!


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Eddie Bluelights said...

Marguerite, I am back home and am catching up a bit. Glad you are having a terrific time at the Mardi Gras. Life is certainly a bundle of fun for you. I dod not know anyone who is as energetic.
Still I'm not doing too bad myself!! Can walk around with sticks very well but can't do the twist yet!! LOL

Katherine Aucoin said...

Hope you had a wonderful day, I know you're nursing your wounds today! Go get your ashes and eat some crawfish for me, cher!

Nancy said...

You can just feel the excitement when you watch the videos - how fun! I could easily eat those crab-stuffed jalapenos for breakfast.

lakeviewer said...

I am living vicariously.

Make a Roux said...

I love, love, love Mardi Gras parades in small towns like Henderson. So much good food and so many great people!

Marguerite said...

John- Everything shuts down for Mardi Gras! School is out for a week, no mail, and only the restaurants and bars are open. A real play day, for sure!

Jeni- Thanks, cher! Your Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner sounds good, but the pickled stuffed jalapenos sound fabulous! Thanks for coming by!

Angie- You're so welcome, cher, my pleasure. Hope you had a Happy Mardi Gras, too!

Misti- Merci beaucoup! So sorry that you missed it! It was a great time! Thanks for stopping by!

Kathryn- Thanks! How I wish you could have been here, cher! I had a "Hurricane" in your honor! Cheers!

Joanne- You are so right about that, cher! Thanks, it was a blast!
Toasted you on Mardi Gras Day!

Midlife- Thanks, after Mardi Gras, it takes a few days to realize that it's over. I am resting today and I gave up King Cake for lent!

Kat- Merci beaucoup, cher! It was such a bon ton! You'll have to make it, next year!

Jo- Thanks for the sweet compliment! I don't either! Wish you could have been here, too!