So Saturday afternoon we got bundled up and headed to the City Center to see what all the fuss is about. Now for those of you who have been to Mardis Gras and the like, it's pretty much like that apparently, though I have never been. There was a huge parade and people were dressed up like I've never seen! And when I say "people" I mean EVERYONE -- babies, teenagers, families, and old folks . . . no one was exempt from the craziness. There were "traditional" costumes, by which I mean things that are pretty recognizable: army uniforms, Mario Bros, Bert and Ernie, witches, sailors, hippies, etc. Then there were other get-ups that one can only assume are in some sort of competition called "How Gaudy Can You Get?" People dressed all in gold or glitter or big-wigged or face-painted . . . it goes on and on. We took some pictures but it's really hard to capture the essence of Carnival. It's one of those things you must experience for yourself.
So while pictures will never really do Carnival justice, here are a few of the many we snapped that day!
|I spy a mullet!|
|Watching the parade|
|Trying to stay dry!|
|polar bear on a bike . . .|
|. . . some sort of royalty I presume?|
|more parade watching|
|There were marching bands everywhere!|
|The mild crowd before the craziness commenced . . .|