More Mardi Gras: Endymion

Yesterday, the Little Jedi, Sam, and I did more Mardi-Gras’ing. We made our way to Mid-City, to the home of friends who live on the parade route, and everyone had a good afternoon of day-drinking, eating, and playing before heading up to the parade. Little Jedi and I managed to get up-close-and-personal with Ian Somerhalder and Norman Reedus. We made some parade friends, who were super-nice enough to share their beads and throws with Little Jedi, who was delighted to have such attention lavished on him.

Yes, that is a head on a stick
Yes, that is a head on a stick

This blue-haired beauty in front of us was one of those friends. She passed along a football to the Little Jedi that he’s been throwing around all day. It’s a pity you don’t catch people’s names that often, but it’s also fun just to have a small interaction, a moment of affirming the happiness of the city and the kindnesses of strangers. And yes, it’s fun just to watch the people.

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Stilt-walkers
Stilt-walkers
Mardi Gras ladders and crowd
Mardi Gras ladders and crowd

Little Jedi got tired, so we headed back home before the parade was over. It was always more about having fun than about seeing everything there is to see, so our mission was accomplished anyway. We’re thinking that next year might call for a Mardi Gras ladder. Sam had one when he lived on the parade route, but they’re trouble to cart about, especially in our small cars, so we didn’t keep it.

Norman Reedus!
Norman Reedus!

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Ian Somerhalder
Ian Somerhalder

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Today we’re  skipping the parades…After two days of parading, with both of my ankles still recovering from sprains and Little Jedi tired, we all slept late today. Theoretically it’s going to be raining tomorrow. But Little Jedi’s school is having their own little parade (so we’ll be able to send some of those piles of beads away), and then we’ll see about parading anymore after that. For now, we’re happy to be having a lazy Sunday.

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    1. We have really enjoyed being out in the parades, but today it’s just too nasty, which is sad since they’re only a block or two away. But Little Jedi doesn’t need to be out in the cold and rain, and truth be told, neither do wel.

      It’s been great fun, though.

      Thanks for stopping by! I’m loving the SGBC, getting to see other blogs and connect with you ladies.

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  1. …if I’m still here next year, and if you are still in NoLa, maybe just maybe could you be bribed into getting me a spot on a balcony to watch the fun? I don’t do crowds very well, but I’d love to see all the commotion from a safe distance… I make pretty delish orange and dark chocolate muffins… 🙂

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    1. I can try. We were on the balcony Friday by invitation from the Elvi. Honestly, I don’t do crowds all that well either, but Mardi Gras crowds are different it seems. We went out among the crowd Saturday, and everyone was happy and kind and in general not super-pushy. I think you have to pick your spots, too-outside of the Quarter and Bourbon, you get a completely different experience-less nudity, fewer boisterous drunk people (though there’s still a lot of drinking going on!), and crowds that aren’t as large either because they’ve more room to spread out in some places. Anyway yes, I can try, but no promises. 😉

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  2. Ahhh, Mardi Gras. I’m glad the bebe had a time and a half!

    But my favorite part of your story?

    Norman Reedus. Why? Because, Norman Reedus.

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