Strolling through the French Quarter this morning, we happened upon one of the Mardi Gras Krewes preparing for their parade. The dapper sailor above told me that last year he left a trail of corks behind him along the parade route ... he and his wife were the floats for the Krewe of Cork again this year.
The Krewe congregated in front of The Court of Two Sisters and we were privileged to witness the arrival of royalty.
The Queen and King posed for pictures and yes, they are a fine couple indeed. But the real royalty was the smallest member of the Krewe, the muy preciosa Chiquita Linda.
I was told Chiquita will be a Duchess in the Krewe of Barkus parade. I'm sure her outfit for that procession will be even grander than today's!