Friday, January 10, 2014

Mardi Gras & The Fun It Brings

On a visit to Mardi Gras in "The Big Easy" a while ago, we brought all these "throws" home with us. Now our neighborhood looks forward to our " Mardi Gras Tree" every year.

Another way we have used the colorful beads...we shared them with the Solona Unit of Riverside Rehab where the residents had their own parade!
Our sweet mother waiting for the parade to start.

One of the nurses (Nina) came in on her day off to lead the parade!

One of the great floats in the Orpheus parade on the

Another favorite!

Have you ever been to Mardi Gras? This should be on your "Things I want to do before I die"
list. No one can really tell you about it. To capture the spirit, excitement, and tradition, you
must be there.
I had the pleasure of attending the wonderful Orpheus parade on the Northshore (Mandeville) two years ago.

The floats were great, the bands were all so good, and the crowds were huge!
How fun it is to turn into complete idiots begging for beads!

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