Friday, February 15, 2019
Frannydj's Mardi Gras Parade
By Gemma Cleanslate
Message from Frannydj! “This Mardi Gras parade has 100+ floats to ride on, plus many other fun things to see and enjoy. Come soon, and often, so you can see and ride on all the floats and invite your friends to join in too. Bead up and get down NOW!”
Hooray ! Laissez les bons temps rouler!!! This region is so amazing . It is filled with New Orleans fun from border to border. Frannydj has opened her marvelous parade in Second Life and the floats and bands will come down the street until Fat Tuesday. Not only do they come down the street they invite you to climb on board and join in.
When you land next to the French Market drop in to taste the king cake, pick up bread, crawfish chowder and beads. You will be at the end of the parade so I suggest walking up the street to see the marvelous floats and check out the shops and restaurants.
On the left sidewalk there is a Teddy bear passing out more beads . I always stop in to the restaurants as I walk along.
They are serving good food and drinks . Each has its own flavor.
When I reach the head of the parade I cross the street and walk back down.
On the way back you will find a great voodoo shop that contains other parade freebies so look for that.
At the foot of the street is a park on the right that will take you over to the Carnival area which is so much fun. Games and rides and more food and drinks. After all that commotion it is good to walk the back streets of the town lined with lovely homes. There is a lovely garden behind the French Market too.
Don’t miss the marvelous Steam boat at the foot of the street where the parade ends . The upper deck is all set for fun
Mardi Gras parties and lots more food. There is a great view of the parade route from the upper deck too so enjoy it from there .
Many thanks to Frannydj and the sponsors and contributors who provide all you see here.
Grab the notecard that tells you who has helped in this massive effort and all the places to visit. Here is your entrance. See you at the parade!