The Bumpkin is proud to make the following announcement:
NEW ORLEANS IS BACK!
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!