I joined Nicki and Ellen at Mary’s apartment in south Minneapolis for brunch before the annual May Day Parade at Powderhorn Park on May 3rd.
I brought Monkey Bread, and Mary provided a delicious egg bake, fresh berries, yogurt and granola. Nicki prepared the first round of Bloody Marys (prepared with saké instead of vodka—it tasted much smoother).
It was a beautiful morning, so we took some time to enjoy Mary’s backyard, too.
Then we headed to the parade! We sat on someone’s hill and had a pretty good view.
Those who distributed parade programs had to dress crazy.
But there was a whole lot of other kinds of crazy, too. It was a fun event for people-watching! The parade is hosted (sponsored?) by the In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, so there were a lot of very creative “floats” and costumes.
I have even more photos from the parade on my computer (I need to ease up on the shutter button), so I may be adding more to the Flickr set as I get them organized.