This evening there are two parades in Metairie and another one on Saturday evening. In New Orleans there's about ten parades this weekend.

The parades in Metairie starts at 7pm and given it takes about 3 hours to walk the route, the first parade won't reach the end till after 10pm. The second parade follows the first parade so it could get pretty late. We're staying within walking distance to the end of the parade but decided that 10 pm is a little late to start watching a parade so we'd drive to a spot in the middle of the parade route. Also hope the people walking in the parade would not look as tired as they did during the parade last Sunday.

The first parade is the Krewe of Excalibur. As one can imagine the "krewe" floats have dragons, lions, knights, etc.

Fountains in the median where we stood to watch the parades.

Budweiser Clydesdales. They are appearing in 7 parades during the Mardi Gras.


These young ladies were having a great time roller blading down the road.

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The Krewe of Anthena is a new krewe that was established in March of 2014, so this is their first parade. This is an all woman krewe so I didn't understand the float with the "King of Athena".


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