Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Mardi Gras 2011
Last evening, my sister and I met up with some friends of hers from work to go and see two Mardi Gras parades downtown. We had alot of fun being extremely undignified by screaming at the top of our lungs for all matter of throws.
The first parade to roll had a simile theme with every float decorated according to a saying. One such float was called 'Mad as a Wet Hen' and featured a rather angry looking hen and other decorations while another float called 'Nothing But Death and Taxes' had all the revelers dressed as Uncle Sam. The second parade to roll was the Mystics of Time, which had some amazing floats featuring several dragons (one blew fire) and a host of mythical creatures.
We were hoping to catch the elusive coconut flavored moonpie this year, but once we went through our stash of goodies, we realized that we had only one! (sigh) Our favorite catch of the night was a large stuffed ram from the MOT parade and a Ty beanie rabbit named Ears.
To everyone in Mobile and New Orleans, hope you have a safe Mardi Gras today!
Until next time ^____^