Sunday, March 1, 2009
Buck travelled far to get here and we were so excited to see him! I am sure he was anxious to get out of his box and stretch a little too! A certain little one was THRILLED when I opened the box and there was a "reindeer!"
Buck who does not usually get to ride "in" the car was enjoying his ride across the Lake into New Orleans...Little did he know what he was in for.....
Of course he tried some King Cake and some Zapp's! Check out his cup with the Mardi Gras crown!
We decided to show Buck what the view looks like a top one of the MANY ladders that line the streets and neutral grounds along St. Charles Street. (Lots of people build their own ladders to get a prime bead catching or float watching location. This ladder was one of the "Cadillac" versions. It had a padded seat and the oh, so important-cupholder!)
You can only cross the barricades during certain portions of the parades. Do not even think of crossing unless you have permission from an NOPD officer. Other than urinating in public, jumping a barricade during a parade to cross the street, is one of the fastest ways to find yourself in OPP during Mardi Gras!
Here is one of the friendly NOPD officers, who work 12 hour shifts to ensure we have a safe and happy Mardi Gras! He even did the Cupid Shuffle with a couple of the dance teams. (Thank you to all of the officers of New Orleans who are doing all they can to make New Orleans safe again!)
Little A is giving Buck some lovin and helping keep warm at the same time! It was c-c-COLD that night! Notice she is under 2 blankets and a jacket!
Buck seemed to enjoy his time down in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. He did get a little rowdy towards the end, he kept asking to go to Bourbon Street! I had to remind him that this was a family show and he obliged to stay in the room if we promised to wake him up and tell him all about it when we got in! To be continued.......(I will do another Mardi Gras post with more pictures without Buck.)
We had a blast with Buck and I cannot wait to see what other adventures are in store for him!
Thanks for caring,