Thursday, February 26, 2009

Dear Blog World, I Survived!

The Bumpkin is proud to make the following announcement:
For the first time, since the levees broke, I can honestly say, it's back to the same ole', same ole' in the Big Easy. The crowds were back in full force this year.
The Bumpkin extended Mardi Gras for a day, sorry if I kept you waiting. Just between us peeps, we will call it the day of the hair of the dog that bit me.
I promised to share these pics with all of you, so without furter adieu, let's get on with it.

Everybody has a ladder. Some tall and some short, but bottom line a little closer to the floats equals more beads. This is how the entire parade looks before a parade. Nobody does it better than New Orleans, these people have Mardi Gras down pat.

This was my favorite float. They threw beads with dolphins and starfish on them.

Lady Amy and Queen Jo of the Back Porch Royalty! We had so much fun!

This was directly behind the Bumpkin during all the parades. Perfect spot to catch the parades. Alcohol, food, and the bathroom was only $1 each visit. However, they would not make change for the potty $1's. My John got into a tight spot, and still has 4 pee credits left, so if you are in the area, tell em the Bumpkin sent ya!

The ladies in the buildings above us had a good idea to get the good beads shot through their windows.

Shout out to all you Bears fans, this is the only bead John will wear. We took a jab or two from the many Saints fans around us. But, the Cubs hat got us a bead or two. Something to the effect of, "Go Cubs" and then a bombardment of beads from above hit directly afterward.

They say animals can sense people who are animal lovers. This guy came right up to the Bumpkin for a nuzzle.

Bumper to Bumper peeps as far as the eye can see!

These guys are one of my favorite things to see. It must be the mask, my heart races Antonio Banderas Zorro style, when these guys trot by.

Decorations on the balconies are plentiful, but I just had to show you all this one. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! The best I have ever seen!

Several times during the revelry we talked about you blog friends we have made. We love sharing the best times of our lives with you!

The Bumpkin and John

P.S. I can never get a serious picture out of My John, look at that face, at least he didn't do this as he usually does!

I have albums of this pose!


Housewife Savant said...

Welcome home and thanks for sharing. (Yay, I'm first!)

It looks like you had a blast. (The sunshine makes me jealous! Still, I'm FIRST!)

Love your pix. (Yay, I'm first!)

I hate the Cubs. Sorry! (Yay, I'm first!)

Baroness Bijoutery said...

Welcome back and I know you wish you were still there...Great pictures made me feel as if I was there again myself...

Wendy said...

Thanks for sharing your FUN pictures! Glad you had a great time.

Lisa said...

Looks like SUCH a blast - such a wonderfully positive post, too :-)

Surf Girl said...

I'm so glad you had a great time and welcome back! (and I love part about the pee credits!!)
Oh, and Go Bears!!

The Girl Next Door said...

Awesome post - thanks for the photos. Looks like too much fun (is there such a thing?!)

southern daze said...

It looks like you had a fantastic time. I've never been to New Orleans for Mardi Gras and, truthfully, I just don't know if I could handle the insane amount of people crowded around me. Enjoying the sights from my couch via your post is exactly what I needed :-)

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. I love the daisy picture too but aren't sure if you can buy it (I think it was just linked back to Flickr). Hopefully you can so it can bring daily doses of sunshine & smiles to your home office!

Landlocked Mermaid said...

welcome back!! Thank you for your sweet sweet comments. you are a dear! I love your blog !! xo

After a cup of coffee said...

I'm jealous! This is my second Mardi Gras ad I haven't actually been to NO for either one!