Mardi Gras kicked off this weekend. It looked like parades were going to be postponed or cancelled because of all the rainy weather we had, but the krewes lucked out. It rained off and on, but it mostly held off when the parades rolled. Today and tomorrow there are no parades, but come Wednesday, they'll be non stop till Fat Tuesday. I've lived here all my life and I've done my fair share of parades. Sometimes 3 and 4 in one night....not anymore!! Just can't hack it anymore! LOL The only one I still like to see is Endymion. It's known as one of the "super krewe parades". They've got one of the most beautiful and spectacular parades you'll ever see. They have beautifully lit floats that are double and triple decker floats. People start staking out their spot days in advance. This year Kid Rock is the grand marshal and I'm not a huge fan of his so I may not walk down there to catch it. Oh, did I mention that my friend lives 2 blocks from the route?? So, I may not walk down to watch the parade, but I'll have the wonderful porch view and catch all the characters walking over to see the parade. I think that's more fun than the parades sometimes.
Next up is catching up on the Spirit Sampler. It won't take me no time considering the next 40 rows or so is stems and leaves :)