|Tuesday - Ancient Druids Parade.
This was taken
on Tuesday evening where I had met two women. One was a lawyer from
Chicago and the other from Washington DC. They were driving around the
country on a vacation and the one from DC said she was captain of a
bowling team. She wanted to get as many beads as possible to take
back so she could have a bowling party and use the beads as a theme.
Well the three of us chased the floats and grabbed any beads we could get
our hands on. By the end of the parade we had almost three shopping
bags of beads!
|Wednesday - Saturn & Muses Parades
I then walked all over the city again and then went to see the parade on St.
Charles street. There were two parades, the Saturn and the Muses.
I first met two couples that were retired and driving around in their
We had a lot of
fun gossiping until I met a couple from Georgia and two young women and a man
who were locals. We had a great time and after the parade, the Georgia
couple and I went to the
local bar/restaurant and had dinner and drinks.
|Friday - D'etat & Mermes Parades
I met a couple from
Medford Oregon and we had a great time fighting the crowds and trying to get the
'best' beads. The wife and I kept the parade route busy while her husband
was busy picking up the loose beads that fell against the walls of the
buildings. He was very nice and got us a beer as we were very thirsty with
all our begging to the men on the floats, "Please throw us the Big
beads!" There were two parades that evening, the D'etat parade and the Hermes
parade. The Hermes had 600 members and 27 floats and they included neon
lighting to make the floats some of the most memorable of the week!