I have been going since I was a child. First with my parents, then as I got older I went with various groups of friends and sometimes my sister. I've even been lucky enough to do Bacchus ball.
The past two years I have been doing a little bit tamer, more family friendly Mardi Gras with my friend Jenny. That doesn't mean it isn't any less fun!
Saturday we went out to see Endymion. Jenny's husband rides in this parade. We took photos of him but due to the nature of his job, I am unable to post any pics of him. However, I can post pics of the family and we had plenty of opportunities for pictures!
|Lil Phil eating some cotton candy that Ms. Melinda bought. (I am a firm believer in filling the kids full of sugar and then handing t hem back to the parents!)|
|Conner was so overwhelmed. This wasn't even parade time but he was so busy people watching that he just held his cotton candy.|
|The Captain float for Endymion. This was as they were staging the parade. Riders hadn't arrived yet.|
|Watching the staging of the floats.|
|Woo hoo!! Kelly Clarkson's float set up right in front of us!|
|Showing off their Mardi Gras outfits!|
|Our annual picture! I promise Conner was having fun, even though it looks like he is miserable here.|
|I think this was one of the maids of Endymion.|
|Kelly Clarkson and her fiance.|
|King of Endymion|
|I caught a football --while holding Phil on my back!|
|Jenny and Diane|
|Jenny and lil Phil|
|This is how we do it in NOLA!!! Ladder time!|
|Some more ladders!|
|The Walking Dead seemed to be a theme in the groups this year.|
|A little line dancing to pass the time between parades.|