That’s right. Mardi Gras was too much fun for just one post! If you’ve been around here for a bit, you know how much I love New Orleans, and anything doing with it — BUT I have never ever ever experienced a NOLA Mardi Gras! Crazy right?!? So we decided that we would head down Wednesday night and stay through Sunday. We got there too late on Wednesday to enjoy the parades, but bring it on Thursday…
Thursday night we got to see Muses, and it was a blast!! B even caught a treasured shoe — the most coveted catch, besides a Zulu Coconut! Friday night we got out there a bit earlier and got a prime spot in front of a police barricade. On Friday night we got to see Hermes, D’Etat and a little bit of Morpheus. And on Saturday, B and I got up, caught the tail end of Iris (we will definitely be heading over there earlier for this next year, because it looked awesome!) and all of Tucks. In case you have never been down there, the parade route for ENDYMION is CRAZY!!! We couldn’t find a spot at all — and I let my girl Linds catch all sorts of fun stuff for me at their ball.
All of these pictures are Linds’ because I forgot my good camera, even though I made sure I had the battery charged. #fail
It was honestly a really good time! It wasn’t the crazy boob-showing booze fest that Bourbon street is — there were tons of families and kids and responsible drinking — except for the guys next to us the second night with their vodka gummy bears and jello shots from a caulk gun. NOT KIDDING. Pregnant lady as DD for the win.
So part one is the parades: next up will be the people and saving the best for last, the food!!