Saturday we went downtown to the mardi gras parade, this is the first one I've ever been to - not sure why I never made it to one before. It was really crowded so I didn't catch too many beads, that my excuse anyway. The weather was perfect and it was fun, it was just as interesting watching the people in the crowd as it was the floats. This was the cutest dog and she was so good letting everybody pet her and take her picture. The others are of a few floats, it was really hard getting good pictures because of the crowd.