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St. Patrick’s Day Parade – New Orleans 2009

We were in New Orleans and looking for a parade.  We had missed the main St. Patrick’s parade but were told not to worry because, in New Orleans, there is always a parade somewhere! So with that in mind, and a bit more questioning, we arrived at the Marigny Brasserie at the corner of Royal and Frenchmen.

Now came the next big question, to eat or wait.

No one seemed to have an exact time for when the local parade might start. They all agreed that we were in the ideal spot. They all agreed that the parade participants would come down Royal and turn at Frenchmen, but no one seemed to know exactly when!

Eventually some activity, some noise and the parade began with a cavalcade of dune buggies leading the way.

** see more dune buggies at the end of this post if you are interested in seeing the many varieties, etc. ***

The Farhad Grotto Klowns Funster bus marked the end of the buggies and the start of the banners, marchers and musicians. A lot of P&S cameras flashing away and then there was me and this fellow right out there in the middle of the road :-).

The predominant color was, of course, GREEN.

By Ron

Ron has long had an interest in photography and traveling and, in recent years, has had more time to devote to both activities. Long a Pentax user, Ron switched to Nikon gear when he went digital. The advent of the digital SLR camera, and the ease of the internet blogging process, has provided a venue for sharing his photography and travel experience at the local, national and international level. More about Ron

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