Well it is finally here, the much-anticipated Mardi Gras. It is officially on Fat Tuesday (February 9th this year), but the festivities start today and go for 5 days. This morning the TV weatherman gave the forecast for the Holiday Weekend.
Schools are our for 5 days, Friday - Wednesday, calling it Mardi Gras/Spring Break on the calendar, with another 8 days off at Easter.
Also Mardi Gras is officially a Louisiana State Holiday, so no work will be done on Tuesday, but in reality it will be a 5 day party.
Here at our home away from home, Lakeview Park, reservations have been made for months:
February 5-9 / Mardi Gras - 8th Annual Boucherie (5 night minimum)
The weekend schedule here at the campground (pictured above) includes live music by real Cajun bands, 6 bands in all over the 5 day period, Cajun dance lessons, and of course the Boucherie - an old fashioned hog slaughtering.
The ladies at the office: "It's going to be wild!"
Me: "Wilder than last weekend?"
"Oh yes, and longer - it lasts for 5 days!"