Yesterday was our first parade that we rolled in, but we only took the small children's float. We unveil our big float in our local Minden parade and that's not until Feb. 7th. We left at 9 and got back home at 5, so it was a long day, but a fun day. When we got there and started hanging our beads in the float, it was really cold and unconfortable, but by the time we rolled at 1 the sun was out and the weather was perfect. We also discovered a well kept secret in Shreveport, a hole in the wall restaurant called Herby-K's. Best hamburger and REAL onion rings I have eaten in a very long time.