|Float from Cleoptra's 40 Enchanting Years Parade|
Mardi Gras is in full swing y'all, however, New Orleans took an unprecedented week off from Carnival to host the NFL Super Bowl XLVII last week. It was the 10th Superbowl ever hosted in New Orleans and the first after Hurricain Katrina. So, all parading paused on the West side of the Mississippi River. But now the good times are about to start rolling again this week. Here are some of Slippin' Southern's personal pics from the parades we attended last week...
|610 Stompers at the Krewe of Carrollton Parade (These guys are GREAT!)|
Parades run back to back on most days, that is if you are late to the first one, just wait, there is usually another right behind it. Each one has about 25 floats, a dozen marching bands plus Shriners on motor cycles or dune buggies, horse back riding clubs, dancing girls, police cars, fire trucks and well, you get the idea.
|Masked Bead Tossers at the Krewe of Carrollton Parade|
|Horseback Riders at the Krewe of Carrollton Parade|
|Susan & Gregory Morris watching the Krewe of Carrollton Parade|
|Krewe of Cleopatra Parade Float|
|Krewe of Carrollton Parade|
Most of the parades go East down St. Charles Street. That's the street that you always see the green New Orleans street cars going down the grassy median center, in the Garden District.
More to come soon, stop back in a few days for more of Slippin' Southerns Mardi Gras report!