Endymion's Progress: Thursday afternoon

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Aaaaand we have our first campers on Orleans Avenue, waiting for Saturday's Krewe of Endymion parade. Meet Super Dave and his friend Chris Mendel:

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Super Dave arrived last night and spent the night on the neutral ground. All he had out there was a chair, which raised the question: No sleeping bag? "I keep the sleeping bag in the port-o-let," Super Dave said. "It's big enough in there."

Chris is Super Dave's friend. He's not going to be watching Endymion —¬†he's going to be riding in it. "The parade is 2/18 and Chris was born on 2/18," Super Dave said. "And he's going to be riding on float 18. Put that in the paper."

Meanwhile, other port-o-lets are springing up on the neutral ground, like mushrooms after a spring rain:

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More sights under the cut —¬†including the RV park that's sprung up on N. Carrollton Avenue ...

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Caution tape warns paradegoers away from this prime spot on Orleans Avenue. Get your own space!

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Can you see the string outlining the rectangle? My first studio apartment was about half the size of this.

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All the comforts of home in a vacant lot on N. Carrollton Avenue. Enjoy it now before Winn Dixie spoils the fun.

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