Pink flamingo time!
This was my fifth trip to New Orleans and I thought I'd pretty much seen most of the city. But like so many other assumptions I was wrong, and this aging dog learned a few new lessons. One place I'd never gone was Mardi Gras World. It is a warehouse and workshop for the Mardi Gras floats and decorations and definitely one of the high points of my visit. I was also very excited to find pink decorations. I've been scouting avidly for them.
Marilyn Monroe, pretty in pink, meets Elvis and Spiderman
We toured the warehouse and the workshop and watched a fascinating video about the history of Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras World also does work for many special events and amusement properties around the world. I was awed by the range of decorations.
This cute fellow isn't pink, but he is a favorite of mine. I couldn't leave him out.
Go, Jiminy Cricket!
Just a week ago I was in the sun and warmth of a summer's day in New Orleans and today it's a gloomy autumn afternoon. We've had rain, which we needed desperately, but thankfully no high winds. Prayers for those in the midwest. I hope my blog buddies, families and communities are safe.
As ever, thanks for visiting and sharing the fun of Pink Saturday. Have a great week!