“FAT TUESDAY*” PARADE (day before Lent)

PAMELA is a very handsome woman; and she’s got stamina! – going the six mile distance of the parade route. Some of her age-mates dance that distance! For a look at some of those dancers click HERE.  ¶For some fun videos of Monday’s parade, including cultural dances – one couple wearing native vestido, huipile on STILTS! – visit my friend Hammockman’s blog, HERE. He’s done some good nighttime video, nicely edited. (*Fat Tuesday is perhaps a term only used in New Orleans. Mérida and New Orleans have some strong cultural ties, but I’m not sure if the locals translate this term directly, so I may be generating some cultural noise by using it. I’d love to learn the local term.)