Bring on the Gulf Mardi Gras Celebrations!

Know what’s coming up in just a little more than a month? No, I’m not talking about Valentine’s Day (enough people are talking about that day). Unless parades and moon pies are going to be a part of Valentine’s Day, then it’s not even on my radar.

What does have me excited is the upcoming Mardi Gras season. The events calendar is already showing the first of the Mardi Gras parades taking place next Saturday, January 21st—the Krewe De La Dauphine Mardi Gras Parade. It’s one of the first of several parades that will take place in the weeks and days leading up to Fat Tuesday on February 21st.

So anyone looking for me next Saturday will find me enthusiastically watching the floats and sequined masked riders go by and desperately trying to catch any moon pies and beads thrown my way. I can’t imagine there’s a much better way to spend the day, so don’t miss out—time to kick off Mardi Gras 2012!