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.

with my beads
Everything looked pretty nice, just waiting for our guests.

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.

heyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
I don't understand that much about that sport. So, it wasn't such a big deal for me. Adam likes football, but not that much. We went to his friend's, but instead of staying watching the game, we were out enjoying the parade.

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.

with Heidi, my lovely host

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.

with Adam, taking it easy, just drinking ice tea ;)

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 :)

 

yadilitta says:
really? hahaha. yep, good times indeed :)
Posted on: Feb 19, 2008
apoloz says:
you left out the absinthe bar at 3am... hahaha. good times!
Posted on: Feb 19, 2008
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with my beads
with my beads
heyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
heyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
with Heidi, my lovely host
with Heidi, my lovely host
with Adam, taking it easy, just dr…
with Adam, taking it easy, just d…
everything was set
everything was set
families getting ready for the Par…
families getting ready for the Pa…
cute Zach waiting for the Parade
cute Zach waiting for the Parade
with Blair & Missy at the house, b…
with Blair & Missy at the house, …
cutting the King Cake - yummy - wa…
cutting the King Cake - yummy - w…
at the house with one of the kids
at the house with one of the kids
with another kid
with another kid
Adam at Mid City Parade
Adam at Mid City Parade
Hulk Hogans Float
Hulk Hogan's Float
Hulk Hogan - grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Hulk Hogan - grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
grrrrrrrrrrrr
grrrrrrrrrrrr
Star Wars Float at the Bachus Para…
Star Wars Float at the Bachus Par…
Hasta la vista, Baby! - Terminator…
Hasta la vista, Baby! - Terminato…
the army at Bachus Parade
the army at Bachus Parade
the band...
the band...
the Fonz, hehe
the Fonz, hehe
the love theme at Bachus Parade
the love theme at Bachus Parade
The Ninja Turtles...
The Ninja Turtles...
with Tara at the Bachus Parade
with Tara at the Bachus Parade
they also wanted to be part of the…
they also wanted to be part of th…
having fun!
having fun!
a float at the Bachus Parade
a float at the Bachus Parade
Madonnas float
Madonna's float
so much garbage, great MG?
so much garbage, great MG?
at the end of the parade
at the end of the parade
picking up the garbage
picking up the garbage
cuttest Pimp!
cuttest Pimp!
the pass for the Sonesta┬┤s suite
the pass for the Sonesta┬┤s suite
full bar at the balcony
full bar at the balcony
with Adam at the Sonestas Balcony
with Adam at the Sonesta's Balcony
Bourbon Street from the Balcony
Bourbon Street from the Balcony
people at Bourbon Street
people at Bourbon Street
horses at Bourbon Street
horses at Bourbon Street
girls at Bourbon Street
girls at Bourbon Street
ddd
ddd
crazy girls at Bourbon St.
crazy girls at Bourbon St.
crazy look!!!
crazy look!!!