Tuesday, March 4, 2014

D'Iberville Mississippi #MardiGras

Here's another set of old photos that I found for those who were asking to post Mardi Gras photos in Mississippi. Anyway, today in #NewOrleans is crazy! They party hard so; if you love fun and party hard, today is the best time to visit the French Quarter in New Orleans. Like any other tourist spots though, you should be very careful at all time. Do not wander the streets after dark, park your car in secured parking space, do not leave any valuable things inside the car and do not drink 'til you drop because believe me, dangers are just lurking around. Okay, as what I am saying, if you love crazy party, visit the #FrenchQuarter and eat beignets at Cafe' Du Monde while waiting for the Mardi Gras parade. 98% around you are friendly as if you are all friends for life LOL. Have fun but be cautious, or else you'll go home without your wallet.

It is probably an hour drive from #DIberville to French Quarter but, on this visit to Mississippi, we are on a rush of time. We were in Mississippi for 5 days and stayed in two hotels, the Beau Rivage Casino and Resort, and the Isle which is now called Golden Nugget Casino Hotel. I love watching the Mardi Gras parades in Biloxi, Ocean Springs, Pass Christian and D'Iberville in Mississippi. These photos were taken in D'Iberville, Mississippi. A cousin owns the "lighthouse" building (background house) and the people that's in the picture are my family too.

One of the biggest Mardi Gras parades in Mississippi is in D'Iberville. Floats are beautiful and well decorated. Most Krewes gave out nice and collectible beads. If you have children, you will get lucky for sure. They love to throw nice beads to children and handicapped individuals.

Krewes throw beads, bracelets, moon pies, toys, candies, teddy bears, flowers, sexy undies  LOL, plastic mugs and cups, duobloons and more.

When Krewes throw beads on our direction, we need to catch it for good luck. A lot of beads fell to the ground and most people don't bother to pick them. Some of us did though LOL especially if the beads are rare and collectibles. 

Here's a cousin with her treasures. Oh she is so pretty.

Actually, I was not lucky on this day. I collected few beads but, there was a couple who gave me a bag of their beads. In Mardi Gras parades, everyone is friendly! See the father with the kid beside me? They got all the beads. The Krewes didn't see me at all hahaha.

Here I am having a good time with few beads in hand.

See the beads on the street? They are common beads and people don't want them.

Here I am still beside with father and son hehehe. "Gimme some beads" ....

Oh those beads hanging are nice! The lady in action (stripes) hahaha. Screaming, "Gimme some beads ... here..." There are times, the Krewes gave the nice beads to their friends and family.

Look, the flying beads hehehe.

Oh see the woman here, she got more beads! Way to go!

Since I am not getting anything, I told hubby to take a picture of me with these gorgeous high school band. Dang! I was caught off-guard, this woman pushed me on the side! arghhh ...

 Me with Erin :-)

That's all for now friends. Thank you for stopping in my blog always. Happy Fat Tuesday and if you are a Catholic, tomorrow is the first day of Lent season. Don't forget to go to church for Ash Wednesday mass. See you next time!

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