Posts Tagged ‘parade’

Christmas Parade, Big Easy Style

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

The Krewe of Jingle parade marched though New Orleans yesterday. We watched from the intersection Poydras and Tchoupitoulas. I got some great shots from there. Click the link below and Enjoy!

Krewe of Jingle Parade, New Orleans 2010

Santa's Little Helper

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Barktoberfest

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

My little pup had a great weekend. On Friday, he went to his first bar! LOL! At The Bulldog on Magazine Street, there is a doggie door for pups to enter on the back patio. It was a beautiful evening, so we decided to sit outside and enjoy a brew, Nicholas in tow.

Then, yesterday, we went to Barktoberfest at Canine Culture on Tchoupitoulas. Barktoberfest is a Halloween festival for dogs to raise funds for the Louisiana ASPCA.

Click the link below and enjoy the fun!

Flickr Barktoberfest

Nicholas at Barktoberfest

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade in NOLA

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

OK – So that was cool. We celebrated our first St. Patrick’s Day parade in New Orleans yesterday, something we heard so much about. The day was absolutely perfect – 70°, sunny, breezy, dry. Around 3 in the afternoon, the parade made its way to Louisiana Avenue where we were staked out. Revelers lined up and down the street. Music blared. There was a mix of Irish traditions, Mardi Gras traditions and made-up crazy stuff. Bag pipers and men in kilts invaded. Walkers from various social groups in New Orleans handed out flowers and kisses between slugs of beer. In addition, they gave away odds and ends like lucky beans, stickers, beads, scarves and much more.  They were followed by floats common to Fat Tuesday. Besides millions of plastic beads, throws included stew ingredients like cabbages, carrots, potatoes, onions, lemons, plus moon-pies, pickles, candy, feather boas, stuffed animals, panties, garters and more odd bits. The surprises made it fun.

My “catch o’ the day” was a set of three rare, vintage glass beads from Czechoslovakia. They hit my foot and when I picked them up, I couldn’t believe my luck. Apparently, Czech glass beads were the original throws. But, in the 70′s they were replaced with cheap plastic Chinese beads to save money.

THE LUCK OF THE IRISH!

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