Since you didn't ask -- I thought you might like to get a glimpse at a mule drawn float from the Krewe of Vieux this past weekend in the New Orleans French Quarter. This is one of the smaller of the floats, though all of them pail by the "normal" Mardi Gras floats that ply the streets from here into Mardi Gras night more than 50 parades in all). The mule driven floats are a relic of the past -- back when the floats could fit through French Quarter streets
I was limited in what I could show, because I thought it ought to be at least PG-13. Nonetheless, the frivolity and excitement flowed past us on Conti Street through the bitter cold.
The parades take a break now, until Friday night when they begin again with:
• Krewe of Cork - French Quarter, 3 p.m.
• Oshun - Uptown, 6 p.m.
• Cleopatra - West Bank, 6:30 p.m.
• Pygmalion - Uptown, 6:45 p.m.
• Excalibur - Metairie, 7 p.m.
• Atlas - Metairie, 7:30 p.m.St. Tammany
• Eve - Mandeville, 7 p.m.--steve buser
By the way I received two more "Make My Day Awards" -- see yesterday's blog below for details.
The awards came from
Karola&Pamp and elsa