Mardi Gras Mobile 2013

It’s not even Christmas (well, almost) and Mobile and the Eastern Shore are already geared up for Mardi Gras. I saw throws, wreaths, decorations etc while doing some shopping today. 

Mardi Gras parades start January 12, starting with the Krewe de la Dauphine on Dauphin Island.

It’s a serious season here in this part of the world, especially since Mardi Gras originated in Mobile, AL. Parades are a coveted event and trump everything else. The balls and other parties share equal standing. Schools close and those not participating usually take vacations to get away from the crowds and crazy revelry.

For a listing and schedule of the local parades follow this link to

I’ve got a wreath from last year and as soon as the Christmas decorations are down, I’ll be joining the other residents around the Bay with purple, green and gold around my house. Maybe I’ll plant a Mardi Gras garden. I’m expecting Fairhope to get their flowers switched out quickly after the new year. I’ll post pictures in a week or two.

Meanwhile, Merry Christmas and then Laissez Bons Temps Rouler!