Monday, February 23, 2009

Parrot, from the hat-trick

Our great niece Kristen, snags a coveted parrot plush toy from off a Mardi Gras float this past weekend in New Orleans. Matt does the heavy lifting and pleading for her.

We have been going to the same corner on Magazine Street for more than 20 years. This year, the playbill there was more than just the normal Krewe of Thoth rolling down the street : the Krewe of Okeanos and the Krewe of Mid City rolled ahead of Toth. It was a parade hat trick.

Why not. We have known for years that Magazine was just right for parades -- the street scape with it's many balconies and porches allows for plenty of party perches. It's a family-friendly, festival ready "rue."

--steve buser

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Lynette said...

Fabulous photo, Steve. Love her Saints' outfit, too! And the Feather Up photo's outstanding. Just what I've come to expect and enjoy from your blog.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Great photo Steve! Glad to know there are places to go that are family friendly. Magazine Street is one of my favorite places!

Boise Diva said...

What an incredible memory!

Rambling Round said...

Looks and sounds like the perfect place to enjoy the parades! Such a cute photo too!

teahouse said...

Parade hat trick, I love it!!

And wow, when did they start throwing plush dolls? It's clearly been too long since I lived in New Orleans.

Ms M said...

Fun photo -- love the expressions on their faces and the colorful parrot. And great idea, parade hat trick!
Happy Mardi Gras!

Anonymous said...

This is a super kind of photograph that tells a whole story and is worth repeating.

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Wanda said...

This is a darling shot of darling nice to get the parrot.