ATHENS HASHERS DO THE MARDI GRAS IN GALVESTON, TEXAS
Fat Tuesday - 9th February 2016
The parade rolled through downtown Galveston in the final hours of the 2016 Mardi Gras celebration.
This all Krewe event featured 8 marching bands...
and the Krewe's of Aquarius, Gambrinus, Momus, Babalu, ZKrewe, Thalasar,
NOTE: Galveston Mardi Gras is the 3rd largest Mardi Gras celebration in the USA (The largest, of course is in New Orleans)
The parade route on Galveston Island
The parade was in the downtown area (see yellow area on map above)
The island is connected to the mainland by a bridge (or causeway)...
and is 1 1/4 hour's drive from Sugar Land via the freeways and Interstate 45
Mad Dod & Doggie Style arrive early to find parking near the parade route
The coffee house on Post Office street (Near intersection with Moody Avenue),,,
with good coffee and a good view of the parade
As the floats roll by, strings of beads are thrown out to the spectators
and the idea is that one catches as many as possible
High School marching bands
Decorated golf carts
The Constable of Galveston and the Paddy Wagon float
Doggy Style adds another string to her collection
The Houston Brewery of Saint Arnold's colourful float
Doggy Style with her growing collection
As the parade ends...
And later, back home...
Mad Dog and Doggie Style's collection of beads from the parade.
No fee is charged for the beads or to watch the parade. Amazing!
More info at: http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/