Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras pre-Parade

At last, parade day for the Krewe of Wrecks! Here are some of the photos from the Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras Parade on Pensacola Beach.

The Mystic Krewe of Nereids are known for their fabulous costumes and the ones this year were spectacular. This all-lady mermaid krewe (except for their king, of course) creates their own gowns. They even handstitched crowns to coordinate this year. It was impressive to watch it all come together. What a great group of ladies.

There are so many krewes represented on the day of the parade that it has almost become a tradition to do a pre-parade promenade down the line.

Some people are just Animals!

Mayoki in their colorful costumes.

I see the cat women are back on the prowl this year!

Daisy Dukes out and about.

Some people will use any excuse to get a few extra beads. Wonder if it worked!

Thirty years! Amazing.

Little Sophie is quite happy with her beads, too!

Krewe of Wrecks royalty for 2010 - King Lloyd Hess and Queen Shelley Waters Johnson head the royal court!

Love the new jester!

The Krewe of Junkanoo are boarding the float as parade time nears.

The Krewe of Flight.

Take a long look at this krewe because you will rarely see them standing still. The Krewe of de Feet was founded by Glenn Windham in 1989 and is comprised of joggers and walkers!

Krewe du Ya-yas! Mardi Gras is known for parties and fun times, but many of our local krewes work hard to support various causes. The Krewe du Ya-yas throw their time and fundraising skills behind the crusade against breast cancer. You may learn more about their krewe by clicking HERE.

Oooh, I'd love to have wings!

H2O once again offered crawfish to revellers!

"Howdy, neighbors!" Neighbors (left to right): Bet Ellis, Wes Singleton, Elaine Singleton, Joe Ellis, and their friend Tom Fitzgerald found a prime spot at the parade. We live next door to Wes and Elaine and across the street from Joe and Bet, so we see each other all the time (in warm weather), but it's still so much fun to run into friends and neighbors at the parade.

One extra note to my blog followers, in the 30 years the Krewe of Wrecks has been parading, it has never rained on them. That's not to say it hasn't rained on parade day, but each and every year to date, the sky has cleared by afternoon for the parade to go forward. This year once again (though we had heavy rain, high wind, and even a bit of sleet in the two days prior) the sky cleared, temps jumped into the upper 50's, and we had another beautiful day for our parade.

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