Sunday! Mardi Gras + Superbowl wow!!!!
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This wasn't the central day, but it was the central day for us. Why? Because we were having a big party at home. Everyone was invited and welcome. There were things to do for everybody.
We had a full stock of drinks, which we have been storaged since the last couple of days. You name it, you got it (beer, vodka, whisky, bloody Mary mix, sodas, water, etc.) ;) There were tons of food too. Everybody was bringing a dish, so we had Red Beens, Lassagna, Buffallo Wings, Chili con carne, cheese, Nachos, besides the traditional King Cake.
I woke up early to take a walk and was able to see all the streets getting ready for the parades. The ladders were already set, people were already waiting nearby. The atmosphere was great. I was back around 10am, took a shower and we started working at the house.
First people arrived around 11am, bringing some food and drinks. Then came more people with more drinks and food and some kids. The kids were having a blast and couldn't wait until it was time to go to the parade. It wasn't not even noon and I started having my first Screwdriver - uhmmm. Then we moved to the parade. I was enjoying the first parade when I met Adam - from TB - who was joining me during the following days.
It was so good having the house just 2 blocks away, so if you needed to use the restrooms or get some food you didn't have to walk much. Around 5pm a big parade was starting "Bachus Parade", but also the football game. Most of the boys were crazy about watching it.
All the floats were great and creative. You saw Hulk Hogan's one. He was the first at the parade. One related to the 60's, other to the 70's ... There were bands and of course security was always present. You just had to watch your steps and be careful not to get hit by the beads. It could be painful. We collected a ton of beads, some of them really nice and some of them not so much. I just kept the ones I liked the most.
Then Adam and me went back to my friend's just to let them know I was doing fine. I was supposed to leave the house that day and move with another friend, but he has already gone! Poor girl, I had to stay at the party house, hahaha.
Adam and me were full of food and drinks and decided to take it easy and walk for a while. The street after the parade was different. There were people walking and drinking, but it wasn't as crowded as before. There were tons of garbage. Adam told me, that the way to measure the success of MG is waging the garbage, the heavier, the better MG ;)
I don't envy the people who has to clean that mess. It has to be clean for next morning - wow!
We were back at the house and my friend's cousin told us he got 8 passes for Sonesta's Balcony, great! So we could go to Bourbon Street and live that atmosphere but from a comfortable spot - that's even better ;) Of course, Adam was invited too. He just left his bag at my friend's and we left. We took a taxi and we arrived to the French Quarter.
It was full of people. The vibe was great. We went to the Sonesta and while we were waiting for the other group, had a drink and then we just went to the Balcony. That Balcony had everything, tons of food, tons of drinks, even pain killers and medication for the hang over, hahaha. Of course you had the Balcony to watch and enjoy everything + beads to throw and you also had restrooms. And something interesting everything was FREE! hehehe.
We stayed there until 2:30 am. Maybe not too late, but the day started early, so we were getting tired.
I could hardly wait until the next day :)