The Hilton set up a tent where Mardi Gras revelers could sample a bit of cajun cuisine...
a box top of crawfish!
This looks like a Mardi Gras version of Uncle Sam...on stilts.
Hey, Miss Carleen! I see you're wearing your Krewe of Wrecks beads.
Can you believe it! King Tut, the "boy king" showed up for our Mardi Gras parade. What a cutie!
Now this is just wrong! How can you eat an icee in weather like this! Look at those little pink cheeks.
And here we have the reviewing stand with the Krewe of Wrecks' carefully chosen, unbiased parade judges.
Mardi Gras mama! Everyone is having fun today!
And the parade begins. Do you see anyone you know on this float? Allen Strum, WEAR-TV's chief meteorologist, was one of the "stowaways" this year.
The Krewe of Brew show lotsa love, not war on their Love Train.
One of the great floats -- and great throws -- from the Krewe of Seville.
Another Krewe of Seville float.
Wow, how many girls her age do you see that still have their tonsils?
So this is where all those Parrotheads were heading! They have their own float.
The Dreamland Skate float. That's one brave mascot up there.
Kimberly Blair from the Pensacola News Journal and Allen Strum, this year's stowaways, show off a major 'throw' caught during the parade. So there's my Tweety Bird!