Monday, February 28, 2011

Mardi Gras 2011:The bead caper continues...

First of all I barely did any knitting or crochet this weekend but boy did I have fun, regardless. My bead exchange program has grown to Alaska & Wisconsin, as well as the original Idaho recipients. So what did I do this weekend? Attend parades! The weather was fine and the crowds were huge.

ES Cafe
Parade route Friday afternoon

The weekend started with Krewe of Apollo's Mystic Ladies parade on Friday night. I was able to net over 16 lbs of beads, with the help of several folks. Per usual, I stood in my friends yard. She set up a sidewalk cafe of sorts and we had a lovely time eating dinner & visiting before the parade rolled.

On Saturday afternoon the Mystic Mutts of Revelry paraded through the streets. I attended this one mainly to witness the cute rather than catch beads & moonpies. I was able to do both. This parade is a fundraiser for the local animal shelter, a worthy cause. Such a cute bunch of reveler's in every shape, size & breed. There was even a jaunty cat in the mix, complete with wire rim glasses, top hat & Mardi Gras cape. I can only imagine what my cat would do to me if I tried this on him.

wieners in a wagon
How cute are these?

parading dog
A happy Krewe member

Saturday night was the Knights of Ecor Rouge parade. WOW! What a grand parade they threw, complete with CAMELS, horses & lots & lots of floats. The weather was warm & fair and the crowd was huge!!


  1. Wow, looks like fun fun fun! The animals are so cute.

  2. Oh wow! Now I'm envious. Just look at that blossom and spring in everyone's step. We are still in the bleak mid winter here in the UK.

  3. Thanks y'all! This WAS fun! It's great to be a hometown tourist:)