Thursday, February 04, 2016

It's carnival time!!!!

Last weekend was the start of Mardi Gras parades here.  Getting a good spot for the parade is important.  Very important!!  It's so important that Clint parked his truck along the parade route just after 2am Sunday and I followed him to give him a ride back home.  The parade didn't start until noon.......  so yeah, we left in the middle of the night to claim 'our spot.'  Ha ha ha.  We have lost our minds.

Anyway, we headed to hang out along the parade route about 9am.  We set up our chairs on the side of the road and just watched the traffic.  It's pretty fun sitting on the side of the road watching the cars pass by.  The krewe members ride around in party buses for hours before the parade.  Many of them are school buses painted fancy colors with the tops sawed off. They make multiple stops around town: restaurants, day cares, and of course bars.  They ride up and down the parade route too, tossing a few beads here and there.

A few friends met us at our spot, so we had a nice little group to hang out with.  It was a beautiful day to be out.  I usually love Mardi Gras parades, but I won't lie.  I wasn't feeling it.  My darn tooth was hurting the whole time we were out there.  I just kept thinking about going home to lie down!!  I stayed though, for the kids.  We had a few things to snack on, but it wasn't anything I could eat.  I didn't even bring my camera this year, so the few pics I have were with my phone.  I stuck it out though and helped the kids catch beads and stuffed animals.  It was two parades back to back, so we had quite a long day.  After the last float, Clint took the girls to get a late lunch and I was just feeling so bad I headed home.

This weekend is more of the same!!   Parade after parade.  I don't even know if we are going to go to any more.  It's supposed to be very cold and windy.  We certainly don't need any more beads!!! or stuffed animals!!! or plastic cups and trinkets!!!!  I hate to miss it.  I know the kids are going to want to go....  but as for me, I think I've had enough Mardi Gras for this year.

1 comment:

  1. I would love to attend a Mardi Gras parade! I've heard so much and seen videos of them but have never been to one. Adding this to my bucket list.