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Mardi Gras is Over. Sad Face.

I had a wonderful time last week! My friend Blondie (also a Blogger) flew in and stayed with my family all week. I met Blondie/Nicole about 4 years ago online and she is one of my best friends now! I toured her around Mobile, which doesn’t seem that exciting, but she planned her trip during Mardi Gras so there was plenty to do.

I got to take her to her first Mardi Gras Parade, we went to Ruth Chris, Dauphin Island, we stayed out at a hotel one night and went to the movies, and she was insistent on the Southern Food Tour featuring Carrabbas, ChickFilA, and as much sweet tea as she could drink.

It was a pretty gluttonous week. mardi gras mobile

Lynsey (her blog), also one of my best friends, came in and they were my hot dates at the Mystic Stripers Ball.


And while there was a bit of problem with the “Mascots of Southern Style” parade (I believe a tire blew on one float and an axle broke on the other), the whole night was very fun!

SOOOOOOOOOO much better than the Conde Cavaliers Ball from 2012.

(view from my room of a float being escorted out of the route)


Earlier that day we spent about 5 hours getting ready at the W Salon (ask for Mitch!) , went to lunch at this divine little place called Montegos, then scrambled down to our hotel to eat more.


Then we stayed up, drank and danced till the wee hours of the morning.

Of course Lynsey was up at 6am ready to start the day already.

But I forgive her.


Blondie hitting on some guy 3 times her age…and us walking home barefoot.




Special thanks to my sexy husband for having the courage to escort three ladies to the dance and put up with (and request) the wobble, camera holdings, and bathroom visits.

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Till Next Year!




  1. Brett Andrews says:

    I’m glad y’all had fun! Thanks for helping make this a special night for my daughter ( she was the queen) Thanks again! King Stiper 74 ( the guy in the picture wearing the cape and crown) I hope y’all make the 75th this year, it’s gonna be another blast!

  2. Looks like everyone had a wonderful time! :)

  3. HEY! It was SEVEN am…

  4. Thank you so much for last week!! I seriously had the best time.

    And that pic of Lynsey feeding me alcohol in the salon is cracking me up!

  5. What a fabulous time. You all look gorgeous!

  6. It looks like you guys had a great time! I’ve always wanted to be in the area for Mardi Gras.

    • It really is a ton of fun. There are parades about 2 weeks in a row and as it gets near the end, several a day. Lots of night and day ones and all family so you can take your kids. Its worth the visit! Blondie said she had the time of her life.

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