|Friday night on Bourbon Street - view from the balcony.|
We wandered though the ever building crowd, walked on some of the side streets looking for a restaurant that Pam remembered from our last visit, where she had eaten a muffaletto, a popular type of sandwich down here Then we watched the parades on Canal Street, from the median, or neutral ground as they say down here, where the trolley tracks run. At some points, we had parades running at the same time on both sides of us, in front and behind, and the noise echoing off the big downtown buildings was pretty awesome We bagged lots of beads, and had to find our way out of town, because Canal Street was closed off. We went on some back roads, that weren't really back roads, down near the river, and saw some new sights, and for the most part, stayed out of traffic jams. New Orleans has a few streets that are their main thoroughfares, and if you learn what they are, it is a relatively easy town to get around.
The pictures we took will show parade scenes, and explain more than I could in a thousand words.
|Mini parade through the French Quarter - all their tops were made from beads!|
|Getting my face painted at Jackson Square|
|It's like Christmas! Everyone decorates their homes for Mardi Gras.|
|Mike forgot to mention that the holy rollers were out - their goal was to get to heaven by letting us all know that we were going to Hell because we were celebrating!|
|One of the beautiful floats in the night time parades.|
|Ventured onto Bourbon Street.|
|Even Mike gets beads!|
|Our motor home gets into the spirit.|