Mardi Gras 2009 was our first Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Susan and I have experienced Mardi Gras in Pensacola and Mobile, but never in New Orleans. So this year, we visited my mom in New Orleans on the weekend before Fat Tuesday. We went to one night parade and two Saturday parades. The parades were held on February 20th and 21st. Kid Rock was a celebrity guest of Krewe of Endymion. The parades were the best we have seen. The floats were well done. Tractors pulled the floats, instead of trucks. Susan and I also visited Bourbon street to witness the chaos of the after party. We ran into one of our Pensacola friends, Ricky. Here is a photograph of Susan and Brian at the Saturday parade.
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