Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Riding in Tucks! 2014

It was finally time to ride in Tucks! Doug and Sarah had never ridden in a Mardi Gras parade before. I requested to be between them. We were also next to Ms. Gay and Ms. Ann (the reason we were riding in Tucks!).
We arrived to the float with all of our throws on it. We had preloaded the day before and everything pretty much stayed where it was. We prepped our throws (put together plungers, cups with lids, etc) and got our “space” ready.
We stopped for a quick lunch and then got back on the float eager to get moving.
We had some special guests stop by to see us:

Totally ready to go!

We got dressed, put on our harnesses and masks, and were totally ready to go. As usual, the parade started a bit later than we hoped, so we took some video!
Doug, Gay and Ann
Sarah’s video:
Finally rolling:
Let’s Go - 3 seconds.

We actually used Doug’s GoPro and filmed the entire 3.5 hour ride. We plan to splice it where we know people, but we have not gotten to it yet.
Once we finally got to Canal Street, Sarah and I realized we still had way to many throws – we passed them out to everyone who was out and they helped us get ride of our throws.
We got off the float (feeling dirty – like grimy) and headed up to Ms. Ann and Ms. Gay’s room to freshen up. Washing my hands was glorious. They were almost all black from the throws and the float.
We headed down to the party and ate. They served delicious fried chicken, sides and king cake. We were thrilled. IMG_4599
Sadly, I had developed a headache so we did not stay the entire time, but it was still a blast.

Later that night we were getting all kinds of facebook lovin.
“Thanks for the Tucks loot!”

There was also a photo Jamie posted, but I can’t find it now. Alas.
Overall, it was a lot of fun. Doug and Sarah had a blast. 
Love and Hugs, Lizzie

1 comment:

  1. Guess my texted picture wasn't good enough to include. So glad y'all had fun!