Dave and I are in New Orleans enjoying a weekend of parades with Alexa, Erica and Kali. Friday night we went to a few parades and yesterday we attended four fabulous parades on Canal Street. We all loved the daytime parades, but when Endymion rolled through the city last night it was indeed beautiful, bright and colorful! Dave caught a bead thrown by Kevin Costner, who was the grand marshal of Endymion. It is now the coveted prize of Erica Celine. She still has the one thrown to her by Taylor Hicks who was a grand marshal in 2007.
After sleeping in a little bit today we are heading out to have a yummy lunch at Mena's Palace, then we'll be going to the parade route to await the daytime parades. We've got more than enough beads and baubles, boas and dabloons... we just adore the whole parade atmosphere.
We are looking forward to tonight's big Baccus parade the most. It is one of the oldest krewes in the city and its sure to be a fabulous night! HULK Hogan will be the grand marshal of the shenanigans and it will be fun seeing him in person.
I can't wait to get home to our favorite two little guys and get some sweet kisses. I'll be spending some serious time scrapping new photos of them and a whole bunch of Mardi Gras New Orleans 2008 photos too!
Happy Mardi Gras everybody!!