Catching Beads in Acadiana at Cajun Palms RV Park

Posted on February 17, 2015

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images (3)No one got shot. No one peed in an alley or bared their boobs. No one got their pocket picked. No one got drunk – well, maybe just a little.

What everyone did enjoy, however, was a great time during Mardi Gras weekend at Cajun Palms RV Park.

Whenever we mention we’re going to be in Louisiana during the Carnival season, people ask if we’re going to New Orleans for Mardi Gras.

Absolutely not.

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Decorated a lot or a little, anyone can parade.

We like our fun small town style. And all the small towns here offer their own brand of homemade, family-friendly Mardi Gras excitement.

It’s done up Cajun style, with boudin grilling in the front yard, lawn chairs perched in the back of the pickup truck, a full cooler and plenty of music.

We like their style because it’s cheap, safe and – best of all – over by dark.

And if you’re wanting to catch some throws, just wave your arms and shout, “throw me somethin’ mister” and you’ll get pelleted from all angles with beads, candy, stuffed animals, balls, cups and…well, just about anything.

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People come with tubs of beads and decorations sure that THIS year they’ll win the Best Decorated award.

Cajun Palms, outside of both Henderson and Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, had all the Carnival excitement we needed – or could handle – for this year.

During Mardi Gras weekend, the park featured the usual attractions – screaming kids, smoking grills, steaming boilers, blaring music, and barking dogs.

To add to the festivities, the park sponsored a golf cart decorating contest which was followed by a long, loud and colorful parade for anyone who wanted to roll among the revelers standing along the streets.

It was great fun.

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Throw me somthin’ mister!

And, best of all, by 10 p.m. you could hear a pin drop anywhere in the park.

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