Mardi Gras Goes to the Dogs in Lafayette, LA!

Lafayette’s Krewe des Chiens Annual Dog Parade  is geared toward children, but brings out the dog lover in all of us. Vibrantly costumed fur babies proudly trot… CONTINUE READING >> 

Lafayette’s Krewe des Chiens Annual Dog Parade  is geared toward children, but brings out the dog lover in all of us. Vibrantly costumed fur babies proudly trot… CONTINUE READING >> 

How to Do Mardi Gras Without Being Asked to Lift Your Shirt!

Don’t get us wrong – we LOVE New Orleans. But the thought of wading into a Big Easy Mardi Gras is something better left to young whippersnappers.

We took the rural route and learned about the wonderful goings-on in Cajun Country – what they call the REAL Mardi Gras!

Courir de Mardi Gras involves costumed men dancing on horseback, begging, and chicken chasing!

La Grande Boucherie des Cajuns A tradition older than Mardi Gras, is a communal hog butcher and meat fest.

Fais do-do See what Cajuns do once the kids go to bed… CONTINUE READING >>

Don’t get us wrong – we LOVE New Orleans. But the thought of wading into a Big Easy Mardi Gras is something better left to young whippersnappers.

We took the rural route and learned about the wonderful goings-on in Cajun Country – what they call the REAL Mardi Gras!

Courir de Mardi Gras involves costumed men dancing on horseback, begging, and chicken chasing!

La Grande Boucherie des Cajuns A tradition older than Mardi Gras, is a communal hog butcher and meat fest.

Fais do-do See what Cajuns do once the kids go to bed… CONTINUE READING >>

Courir de Mardi Gras in Church Point, Louisiana


Chicken chasing, colorful costumes and dancing on horseback? It’s Courir de Mardi Gras in Church Point! You’ve gotta watch the video to believe it…it’s, well, just watch… CONTINUE READING >>


Chicken chasing, colorful costumes and dancing on horseback? It’s Courir de Mardi Gras in Church Point! You’ve gotta watch the video to believe it…it’s, well, just watch… CONTINUE READING >>

A Cajun Boucherie – Let’s Pig Out!

Back in the days before refrigeration, families would get together to share a butchered hog because the meat would go bad before one family could eat it all. Before long this became a pretty good excuse to throw a little party…. CONTINUE READING >> 

Back in the days before refrigeration, families would get together to share a butchered hog because the meat would go bad before one family could eat it all. Before long this became a pretty good excuse to throw a little party…. CONTINUE READING >> 

Krewe Of Carnivale en Rio – all about the beads

This parade is all about the beads. Seriously. It was insane.

We had discussed ahead of time our rules of personal bead gathering.

We wanted to get a realistic idea about how many one could expect to gather. … CONTINUE READING >> 

This parade is all about the beads. Seriously. It was insane.

We had discussed ahead of time our rules of personal bead gathering.

We wanted to get a realistic idea about how many one could expect to gather. … CONTINUE READING >> 

Mardi Gras – A Tale of Two Towns

Asking around, we got conflicting answers to the question, “Where do we spend the actual day of Mardi Gras?”

We had spent almost three weeks in Acadiana, celebrating all things Mardi Gras, but still hadn’t landed on where to spend the big day.

Narrowing our many choices down to two, we focused on Eunice and Mamou, … Continue reading “Mardi Gras – A Tale of Two Towns”

A Real Cajun Fais do-do!


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“Fais do-do” is Cajun baby talk for “go to sleep” and once the kiddies are all tucked sweetly in bed, Mamma and Daddy have the chance to “pass a good time.” We kicked off the Friday before Mardi Gras at a… CONTINUE READING >>


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“Fais do-do” is Cajun baby talk for “go to sleep” and once the kiddies are all tucked sweetly in bed, Mamma and Daddy have the chance to “pass a good time.” We kicked off the Friday before Mardi Gras at a… CONTINUE READING >>