Travel theme: Pink

Parade -- Amite Oyster Festival 2014

Amite Oyster Festival Parade — great place to boogie down!

You know how sometimes you see a word in print, and it sticks with you — not just that day, but sometimes for days afterward?  Well, that’s what happened with this week’s Travel Theme by Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack?  When I read Travel theme: Pink, I was on my way to Baton Rouge to visit my Mom.  But after scanning the listing of area events in The Advocate, my husband and I took off to yet another any-excuse-for-a-Louisiana-party day — the 2014 Oyster Festival in Amite where the color pink stood out like the piles of oysters everyone dug into!

At the parade that morning, we didn’t need to shout, Throw me something, Mister, since these pretty-in-pink riders were all female!  And they wanted to throw us somethin’ whether we yelled or not!

Amite Oyster Festival

Float riders, Amite Oyster Festival 2014

Some pink participants just rode in a flat-bed truck with their Mom.

Looking at the crowd, Amite Oyster Festival

Scanning the crowd for where to throw those beads

And some willingly posed with Mom in front of Cooper’s Bakery — lovin’ the camera and ready for music and mayhem at the festival!

Posing with Mom at the Amite Oyster Festival

Posing with Mom at the Amite Oyster Festival

Even the sign for Cracklin’s was pink — hot pink, of course!

Get your cracklins right chere!

Get your cracklins right chere!

But who could resist staring at this precious row of blushing pink performers just waiting for their time in the limelight?  In the pink, right?!

Waiting to perform: Amite Oyster Festival 2014

Watching the “big girls” while waiting to perform!

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