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.
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.
How cute are these?
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!!