"On Time" uh, no, it wasn't. Ever. In fact our hour layover at the Houston airport turned into a THREE DAY LAYOVER, all the while this board kept telling us it was "On Time". Understandably it was delayed, because of the horrible weather but certainly not happily. Finally after the second night of being put up in a hotel, we were able to get a flight into the heart of central Louisiana, and into the arms of my sister, Donna!
This is what we were welcomed with when we arrived at her house; a pig roasting (by chef Albert, my brother-in-law) for a hungry gathering of 50 people! Someone always hosts the roast the day before the parade, and they took to the task this year.
After dinner we were entertained by our own version of the Soggy Bottom Boys, who got us all into the spirit for Mardi Gras!
The next day, this is what we woke up to:
This is the Bayou Robert which is in their backyard!
Next post: The Alexandria Mardi Gras Parade