After hopping off the street car, my friend, Renee, and I trecked down St. Charles until we found a nice little corner that wasn't overly packed! The day parade we caught was Thoth, themed after an ancient Egyptian god. I've always loved catching this parade because it's family friendly and my mom rode as a maid years ago! I'll always catch her a doubloon they throw with the krewes name stamped on it.
During the two hour lull in the parade route, Renee and I decided to partake in some greasy, delicious, cajun food from Superior Seafood - spinach & artichoke dip, crawfish cornbread (oh yeah, baby), and a shrimp poboy. Down here, we don't play around when it comes to food! Don't let me forget to tell you about the 2 large, frozen pomegranate mojitos we also took part in - yes yes yes! By the time we were finished eating the next parade was on its way! Sunday nights parade is Bacchus, themed after the god of wine, and is known for how spectacular its floats truly are. I don't think anyone was too worried about the Super Bowl, we were all too mesmerized by the Bacchus's lights.
Happy Mardi Gras!