- 2018.05.01 Back in our Regular Spot
- 2018.04.17 Coming Home to Cumberland
- 2018.03.30 Hello Canada
- 2018.03.27 My Birthday In Memphis
- 2018.03.26 Visiting Memphis
- 2018.03.25 Goodbye New Orleans
- 2018.03.18 Happy Saint Patrick's Day
- 2018.03.10 Tipitina Tra La La
- 2018.03.03 Congo Square Rhythms Festival
- 2018.02.18 Brunch on the Mississippi
- 2018.02.13 All on Mardi Gras Day
- 2018.02.12 Lundi Gras
- 2018.02.11 Happy Joe Cain Day
- 2018.02.10 Iris and Tucks
- 2018.02.08 Uptown Parades
- 2018.02.07 Parade of Druids
- 2018.02.07 Morning Exercises
- 2018.02.02 Another Weekend of Parades
- 2018.02.01 Birthday Party
- 2018.01.27 A Mardi Gras Weekend
- 2018.01.20 Crossing The Mighty Mississippi
- 2018.01.16 D'Arcy's First Gig down south
- 2018.01.06 Our First Mardis Gras Parade
- 2017.12.31 Happy New Year from New Orleans
- 2017.12.25 Our Holidays in New Orleans
- 2017.12.22 Nights on the Town in New Orleans
- 2017.12.19 Merry Christmas From New Orleans
- 2017.12.10 Congo Square Drum Circle
- 2017.12.08 Kermit Ruffins
- 2017.12.04 Chalmette Trailer Park
- 2017.11.27 On The Road Again
- 2017.11.25 Tab Benoit
- 2017.11.19 Gumbo Festival Part Deux
- 2017.11.18 Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival
- 2017.11.07 Jamming with Vic and Ike
- 2017.11.04 Congo Square
- 2017.10.31 Halloween in the Crescent City
- 2017.10.29 Big Easy New Orleans
- 2017.10.27 Escape to Stone Mountain
- 2017.10.19 Last Trailer To Clarksville
- 2017.10.17 Home is where you park it
- 2017.10.16 This is how we roll
2018.02.08 Uptown Parades
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D'Arcy has a tracker for the parades on his cell phone so he knows where the parades are at any specific time. The hard part is looking for a parking spot, but we were lucky enough to get the same spot as we got for the parades when we went to see Krewe of Caesar the previous night. I always say I got the parking spot for him, because we have a handicap permit in the front window of our truck and we got the same handicap spot both nights.
At the Knights of Babylon we met people as we always do. One lady goes to Virginia in the summer because the summers are so hot here in New Orleans. I don't know how many people love my leather coat and say we are a beautiful.
The Floats are so beautifully made, especially the Muses, and I have a hard time selecting which ones to take a picture of.
During the Knights of Chaos we picked up so many beads and other stuff we put them all on our chairs or D'Arcy would give them to kids.
Some ladies wanted to pass to get a shoe. I did not know what they were talking about until I got a big one and two other on beads. Throw me something sister! Over the years, a Muses shoe has evolved into one of the most coveted Mardi Gras throws. Each shoe is a masterpiece with special meaning.
The Muses turn up on the parade route each year on the Thursday before Mardi Gras Day, but whether or not a shoe turns up in your hands is largely based on your own efforts. I must have been a lucky person because I got a shoe. D'Arcy took a picture of the red sparking shoe when we got back to our RV.
At the end of the parade we forgot a bag in the truck so D'Arcy asked the people in the floats if they had bags so they gave him one. One of the girls in the dancing group liked it as D'Arcy blew his whistle and she high-fived him. I took a picture of an anonymous donor giving a dollar to a man carrying a flambeaux light. Can you tell who it is?