Took 3 of my neighbors and 2 dogs to the Mardi Gras parade in my RV.  Houma has the second largest Mardi Gras after New Orleans. 

We each brought wine and snacks and were lucky to find a parking place real close to the parade route.  Opened the slide and turned the generator on as it was hot and we needed A/C.
Evelyn and Maya

Roberto and Xi Shi

Evelyn and Maya
I made the Hippie shirt she is wearing.

Getting lots of kisses from Xi

Took a few photos of the parade but the sky was overcast so none were coming out as pretty as I wanted.  The floats were decorated with bright colors and the riders were in mask and costume.  Everyone seemed to be having a good time.

Some folks have been parked along the parade since yesterday in order to have a good spot for watching.  They set up bar-b-cue pits and chairs and enjoy themselves until it's time for the parade to start. 

There were several marching bands and the music from the floats was very loud so Xi Shi did not want to walk closer to the action. 

Carolyn and Xi Shi

After awhile we all stayed inside and watched through the windows of the RV.

When the parade was over, we rode around trying to find some bar-b-que but lots of places were closed for this holiday so we came home.  I had a good time and really enjoyed having company with me in the RV.  We're already planning next year's agenda.
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