Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Mardi Gras Madness (part 2)

How about just some photos of Tuesday's Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans today?  Oh, wait.  We didn't catch a parade.  We went.  We waited.  We froze.  Although the girls wore shorts on Monday, Tuesday was miserably cold, damp and windy.   The kids whined.  Finally, I acted like a grown-up and walked them back to the hotel to get more clothing, warm up, and eat.

Yes, I can be counted on to be a good grandmother.  When I am really cold and miserable, I'll step right up and say, "I'm cold.  Let's go."  Imagine this: 54 year old grandmother wearing pajamas covered with jeans, tee shirt, an extra pair of socks, gloves, wool coat, scarf.  All that covered with a hot pink plastic rain poncho. And for the coup de grace: a shopping bag worn as a hat.  There are no photos of me, none that I am aware of anyway.  

I returned to the hotel with two of the kids because they were too cold to stand and wait for the parades. Along the way, I tried to snap a few pics of some of the sculptures on Poydras Street.  

And one of this tree on Canal Street covered with beads...a typical sight at this time of year.

Richard saw this old truck and insisted on a photo.  It's really well restored, don't you think?

Either the Cabildo or Presbytere building.  They are identical and I took photos of both, so without being able to see a sign, I'm not sure which it is.  Below is a photo of one of the watering troughs that are on the side of the street for the horses and mules that pull buggies for tours.  

Artwork for sale at Jackson Square in front of St. Louis Cathedral.

I really like this particular painting but there are several that are nice and a few that are definitely not in my taste.

 Dusti and her friend hanging out with a couple of mimes.  
And finally a couple of pics from our hotel window.  The one above is of the city with a little traffic after the parades finished and the second one catches just a bit of the river and fireworks.  All in all, a great little getaway.

1 comment:

Kaja said...

Oh Mary, I wish there were a picture of you in your keep-warm outfit! I too would choose to be warm, whatever it took. I have really enjoyed reading these posts about Mardi Gras.