And I gave two of them away!
Mardi Gras was wonderful! We were in a new section of the grandstand seating and it’s much better over there.
We actually had some elbow room.
There’s no elbow room across the street.
Next year, we’ll be picking the same spot.
Got some great throws this year and I’ve also discovered that,
I’m a bead snob.
I check the float to see what kind of beads they’re throwing,
and that decides if I’m going to wave ’em down or not.
Ya can’t blame me.
After years and years of collecting “generic”beads,
I’m only interested in the good stuff now.
NavySeal got a lot of Saints stuff,
But this one here is my favorite.
Everyone from the area knows that, the running joke during football season was,
the Saints would be in the Super Bowl when pigs fly.
Well, the pig has flown!!
We got in the stands about 7 a.m. and stayed until the truck floats started.
We would have stayed a lil longer but, I have enough throws to last a lifetime.
Or until the newest all female krewe, Krewe of Nyx calls me.
Yep! I’m on the waiting list to become a member of the Krewe of Nyx and I can’t wait for the phone call!
This was their first year parading so, I’m hoping I’m getting in early enough to become a member…wish me luck!
We left the grandstands at 3 p.m., I figured 8 hours out there was more than enough.
The temp was around 73 degrees and it’s just hard to go straight home with weather like that so,
we went and hung out on the bayou like two teenagers and finished off the beer and food we had with us.
Then, we went home and took a nap…like two old people.
I’m glad this season is over,
Now, it’s festival season with the Soul Festival bringing it in on March 3rd and 4th at the Audubon Zoo.
French Quarter Fest is April 12th-15,
Jazz Fest starts April 27th,
Bayou Boogaloo is May 18th-20th
The Food and Wine Experience begins May 22nd with their grand tasting event on the 25th and 26th (I’ll be there in the 25th)
The Vieux To Do (Cajun-Zydeco Fest, La Seafood Fest and Green Tomato Fest) is June 8th-10th
Essence Fest is July 6th-8th
Satchmo Fest and White Linen Night are running into one another with Satchmo Aug 2nd-5th and White Linen on Aug. 4th
By the time the festivals wind down, it’ll be football season.
We have the Super Bowl here next year,
right in the middle of Mardi Gras.
It’s gonna be a wild ride!
Loving life in the Big Easy!