Saturday, February 28, 2009
mardis gras (the dirty half dozen).
my first mardis gras experience actually occurred in covington kentucky about eight years ago. it included all of the stereotypical things you hear about, beads, flashing, drunken nonsense. last week a crew of folks from whitesburg and formerly of whitesburg headed south on a journey to experience the "real" mardis gras. after visiting some peeps in knoxville and spending 13 hours in the car we arrived in lafayette louisiana. wonderful music and chaos ensued shortly there after. sara traveled from mississippi join in the fun and after hours of costume preparation we found ourselves amongst a rather large crowd of strangers dressed in costumes more elaborate than our own and half drunk by 9 in the morning. a five hour trek followed and the ruckus escalated. the was a great deal of urinating in public, wrestling in sewage smelling ditches, dancing, and yes more walking. in all the trip was incredible. thank you brett ratliff for the scoop. thank you to lora's family for the denali, thanks to sara for making the solo trip over, thank you to my co-travelers for keepin it rural, and to those who couldn't make the trip. you were all missed greatly and i hope that we can all make the trip together next year.