|We are up early but excited to leave the COLD!|
|Rochester airport as we took off|
We drove down to the Uptown venue and parked on a side street and walked to the intersection of Napoleon and St. Charles. We saw two parades: the Krewe of Thoth and the Krewe of Bacchus. We collected our share of beads and got into the spirit of Mardi Gras.
|This my favorite. Step ladder with bench|
for two or more kids and a chute to
deposit beads etc. into a container.
The first parade was the Krewe of Thoth and began at noon and ended around three. The Krewe of Bacchus was a night parade beginning at 5:30 with "super floats" complete with lights and awesome decorations. Between each float was a marching band. As the bands approached, the marshals would move the crown back to make room. Once the band passed by, the crowd would surge out into the street to get close to the floats. We felt like we were part of a sea of humanity. Hugh Laurie of House was the reigning Bacchus this year. Here is a taste of the experience.
You can view photos of the trip at the daily updated photo album by clicking here.