Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mardi Gras 2009

My trip to St. Louis was a lot of fun for Mardi Gras.

We (me, Abbey, Flip, and Megan) left KC about 5:30 on Friday. We made the 3.5 hour trip to Washington, MO with a couple of stops along the way for food and pee breaks. It was a very fun ride...rocking out to some good road trip music.

In the car on the way to STL...thanks to Abbey for driving! :)

We had a great time in Washtington at Katie's family's house. We laughed, played games, sat around the bon fire, got in the hot tub, and played Rock Band. Such a good night!!

We woke up early on Saturday to get ready and have an AWESOME breakfast cooked by Katie's mom (Mary O.). We left Washington at about 9:30 to head to St. Louis to get the party started.

Us before leaving for STL.
Top L-R: Steve, Alie, Katie, Abbey
Bottom L-R: Flip, me, Megan

It was freezing in St. Louis. It did not help that I was getting texts from my in-laws in New Orleans telling me about the 60 degree weather there.

We walked around, drank our Hurricanes, people watched (best part!!), and took pictures. It was a very good day, but it was too cold to stay longer than sun down. We left St. Louis and headed back to Washington. We fell asleep pretty early because it was such a long, cold day.

The trip back to Kansas City was quite a bit more tame. All in all, it was a very good weekend. I definitely want my next Mardi Gras experience to be in New Orleans.

Random float from the parade.

View from the random apartment that we used for the restroom.

Me and Abbey.

Random "friends" on the street.

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