Saturday Smiles: A few Mardi Gras Photos

Last night, Sam and I took the Little Jedi to see Mardi Gras parades. This is our first year living in the city during Mardi Gras; Little Jedi had never been to a New Orleans Mardi Gras parade, and I’d never been to one, period. We were lucky to have been invited to spend the evening on the balcony of the Avenue Pub on St. Charles with the Rolling Elvi, which meant we got to see the parades from a wonderful vantage point and were furnished with food and drink. As I’ve mentioned before, these ladies and gents have been wonderful to us,Β and Sam’s film has been a process of experience NOLA culture for me. Last night was no exception.

 

Hermes float
Hermes float
Diamond Jubilee Hermes float
Diamond Jubilee Hermes float
A-Rod float in Krewe D'Etat
A-Rod float in Krewe D’Etat

Things got chilly eventually, so Little Jedi climbed into my jacket

Miley Cyrus float in Krewe D'Etat
Miley Cyrus float in Krewe D’Etat
Alice in Wonderland float in Hermes
Alice in Wonderland float in Hermes
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  1. Hubby and I were married in New Orleans so it’s a special place for us. We’re going back this October for a visit. Hope you enjoyed yourselves!

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  2. So, I guess I should go and give some Elvi some love, then. I am envious of that balcony, and I had no idea you’d never been to a Mardi Gras parade.

    I spent a Mardi Gras with some hippies in the early 90s one time. I slept under some dude’s RV, and we met this guy who drove all the way down from Chicago with his guitar just to play that guitar at Mardi Gras. It is one of the more memorable experience of my life, but it really doesn’t compare to hanging out on the balcony of the Avenue Pub with the Elvi, and food and drink provided.

    You go, girl!

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    1. I had not. It just never worked out so that I was in town during Mardi Gras until last year, and then Sam was filming the Elvi in the parades, so I hung back. It was worth the wait. πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh, so much fun, and the floats are all so beautiful. It’s such a silly thing, but it’s nice to see something that is hand-crafted and still carries a sense of the past live on in such a big, colorful way.

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