Thursday, February 25, 2010

Picture Album - Mardi Gras Parade 2/14/10

As we slept in a little room, in a little comfy bed piled high with floral sheets and quilts, we were unaware that these little faces were just outside our door,



and patiently waiting for us to get up so they could give us a good lickin'! After that was over, my sister and I would head out into the cold sunny morning with a mug of coffee and sit on the porch for a bit. I wish all my mornings began this way.

My sister had the wreath on her front door decorated for Mardi Gras, just like the airport there

had the tree decked out in the purple (representing JUSTICE), green (FAITH), and gold (POWER) when we had arrived the day before.

The guys headed to the parade route to stake out our position, and Donna and I joined them with lots of other folks from Albert's family to watch all the floats and marching bands as they passed by.

Albert was kind enough to show us how to get the GOOD beads. "Woo woo welches!"

He neglected to tell us you also have to keep your head up and watch what's being thrown or you'll get beaned on the head. It happens to the best of us, huh Donna?

But when it was all over, we made out pretty good. Half of our take was given to the kids with us.
(See that long string of BIG beads? Poor sister got hit in the head with them!)

Not this kid.

Not this kid either.

Gotta love these kids though!

Next Post: SHOPPING!


  1. wow... how very cool! looks like y'all had a great time!
    nuttin' like family... specially when they roast a pig for ya!!
    have always wanted to try one... eating that is... not much on the roasting part... haha

  2. You look like you're having way too much fun...,fluffy beds, puppy dogs, coffee on the porch and Mardi Gras parades. You may never come back...