Happy Mardi Gras!
It’s cold as heck out there! I’m home where it’s warm and toasty. This is the 2nd year that I opted not to get grandstand seats and it’s been cold as the dickens out there both years.
I’m just beginning to feel like my ole’ self since my ride….which was totally amazing!!
The Krewe of Nyx took over the city on Wednesday, February 11th with over 1,500 women riding!
And we weren’t cramped on the floats.
I love that we aren’t forced to be packed like sardines. I looked at a few other krewes and they were packed kinda tight. I don’t see how they had room to move on some of the floats I’ve seen.
My float mate and I were in this little section by ourselves and it was heavenly!
I wanted to get a video of my ride but, they has so many people out there. I was a throwing fool!I didn’t even have time to get a bite of a sandwich.
My kids (well, they’re young adults now)Yellow Jacket and Purple Knight always come out on the route to support me and the krewe. Seeing them and Navy Seal out there is the highlight of my ride.
And they always managed to get a shot of me in action on the float,
I want to say thank you to all the readers who came out and supported the krewe. It really means a lot to me.
But as much as I loved my ride, I really want to give some attention to a new krewe that hit the streets of New Orleans this year. The first predominantly African-American all-female krewe,
the Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale (MKFF).
Actually, two predominately African-American all-female krewes hit the streets this year.
The other krewe is the Krewe of Athena,Inc. but they ride in Metairie. I’m really happy to finally see black women riding in such heavy numbers. It’s been long overdue.
Congratulations to MKFF and the Krewe of Athena!
You are now a part of Mardi Gras history.
Here are a few pictures of MKFF.
They’re gonna have to have a meeting with their members about keeping those masks on their faces though. It’s a violation to ride unmasked and I saw a few women riding without their masks on.
Well, that’s all I have for now. I’m gonna watch all the parades on the internet so, I have to go!
This is the last day of the giveaway! I’m gonna have Navy Seal pull the winner this evening and I’ll post the winner tomorrow.
Y’all be safe out there!
Have a great Mardi Gras!