Posted: Feb 11, 2013 10:12 PM by Erin Steuber
Updated: Feb 11, 2013 10:21 PM
For some, part of the mardi gras tradition is "location, location, location." It may be rainy and cold, but it's not keeping this group from keeping up with tradition. Every year they bring their campers, tents and plenty of crawfish.
"Sometimes you don't get together with people you need to," said Dean Leblanc of Church Point. "So when everybody gets together it's like a big old family."
Leblanc says the best part about camping out is the time you get to spend with friends and family.
"Acadiana's known for just getting together. That's what Louisiana's about," said Leblanc.
A new addition to their Mardi Gras celebration this year, a chicken run.
"Every year there's different people that come from different areas," said Leann Williams of Youngsville. "This is actually the first year we've ever done anything with the chickens."
After a few slips, and falls, in the mud, Dylan Williams caught the chicken for the first time.
"Boy, I didn't get hot that's for sure, so it was pretty fun," said Dylan.
Next up, the gumbo.
"Happy Mardi Gras!"