Endymion 2011

Last Saturday was our annual Endymion Parade in New Orleans for Mardi Gras (technically, Samedi Gras). That is, it was supposed to be. A pretty severe thunderstorm blew in and the parade was delayed until Sunday night. The Extravaganza that normally marks the ending of the parade couldn’t be moved, and we still ended up riding the floats through the party. Thus, we actually had two parades: a short one Saturday night and a longer, though still abbreviated, ride Sunday night. Despite the shuffling, it will still a great time!

View from our balcony on Bourbon Street, Thursday night

Anderson Cooper on the Grand Marshall float

Kelly Ripa on the Grand Marshall float

Extravaganza crowd, screaming for beads!

Me - about to throw some beads!


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  1. #1 by Sybil Law on March 13, 2011 - 12:42 pm

    No boob shots?!
    Looks like fun, though! 😀


  2. #2 by Lisa on March 13, 2011 - 4:25 pm

    Looks like fun!! What a huge crowd!


  3. #3 by hello haha narf on March 14, 2011 - 1:26 pm

    glad you had fun!


  4. #4 by martymankins on March 15, 2011 - 3:34 pm

    I loved that Sybil asked about the lack of boob shots.

    Looks like a lot of fun. One day, I may have to experience this Mardi Gras thing, since you know, it sounds like Marty Graw.


  5. #5 by Terrilynnh on March 21, 2011 - 12:42 am

    I’m not sure if I’m more jealous that you got to ride the float, throwing the beads. Or that Anderson Cooper was there. 🙂

    Looks like great fun!


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