A couple weeks ago, I wrote about Mardi Gras in south Louisiana.
This past Saturday, Jackson had it’s own parade of the same caliber: the Mal’s St. Paddy’s Day Parade.
In my four years at Millsaps, I’ve never missed the parade. It is such a blast. Every year, my friends set up a tent in front of the governor’s mansion and watch the floats and enjoy the festivities. It’s something everyone looks forward to and something Jackson does really well. Some 65,000 people show up each year sporting their best St. Paddy’s day attire and drinking green beverages (or beverages with drops of green food coloring, as is usually the case).
The St. Paddy’s Day parade was the perfect way to wrap up our Spring Break, which was last week. There were several groups of us that all went down to Destin to represent Millsaps amongst the hoards that came from Auburn, Alabama, Ole Miss, Miss. State, etc. The weather was the best we had ever had at Spring Break and we all came back looking bronzed.
I would like to say that last week was restful, but between the parties at Spring Break (plus the amount of sun we all got) in addition to St. Paddy’s, restful is not the best word… Relaxing, yes, but I still have some catching up to do on sleep…