Thursday, November 7, 2013

Dia de los Muertos Parade

To celebrate Dia de los Muertos, we took the train downtown for an afternoon of fun. Olivia loves the train. She looks out the window for the entire 30 minutes, watching the landscape whiz by.


First stop: lunch at Koriente, a healthy (as in minimal fat/sugar/salt) Korean cafe. We started with complimentary bowls of miso soup.


The kids and I shared a matcha soy bubble tea. 


I had bibimbap: tofu with raw carrots, zucchini, cucubmers, cabbage, red bell pepper, and greens, served over steamed rice. Koriente is super-minimal with their seasonings, letting you decide how you want to dress up your bowl. I mixed in some red pepper paste and soy sauce.


With happy bellies, we made our way a few blocks over to the Dia de los Muertos street fair, put on by the Mexic-Arte Museum


We walked up and down the block, admiring the art.



The altars are so gorgeous. A different kind of art.



The sweets vendor was selling sugar skulls and cotton candy.


Of course, a purchase was made.


Then the parade started!


I love the costumes and make-up. 


Some tall dudes.



What would a parade in Austin be without a bunch of Segways?


Loved these dancers, so enthusastic.


Ghoulish steel drummers.


Even the public transit gets in on this parade.


Feliz Dia de los Muertos!


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