Happy Mardi Gras everyone! I hope you’re having an amazing Fat Tuesday!
This past week/weekend, we were able to head to New Orleans to partake in some Mardi Gras festivities. It was so nice to get away from Birmingham and work and just be.
We drove down Wednesday night to be able to catch our friend in the NYX parade. Due to really unfortunate events, we didn’t actually get to see her ride, but had a good time watching Druids and 20 floats of NYX. I think S has finally figured out how to get his hands up to get some throws, and he definitely did! He made friends with some of the other kids on the route, and they were so sweet to him. They were throwing a football in between parades, and it was so sweet.
In keeping with the weird Mardi Gras, all the parades on Thursday were canceled due to high winds. So we met Lindsey and her little boy for lunch at Barracuda for some tacos and queso. By some crazy stroke of luck, our normal baby sitter was available for the evening, so we got to have an impromptu date night. Tried a few new to us places, and ended the night at our favorite wine place, W.I.N.O. It was a good time.
Friday, we got up and headed to Johnny’s PoBoys in the quarter, and it was soooo good. We hadn’t eaten there in a long time, and I had forgotten how great they were. After our walk back to the hotel, we decided that we would just tailgate for the parades. They had moved some of the ones back from Thursday to roll on Friday, so there were five parades scheduled for Friday. One of my main goals for this parade was to get a Muses shoe, and we got two!! They are my favorite – their floats are beautiful and their shoes are one of the most coveted throws of Mardi Gras. They are now proudly displayed on our hutch – they are so beautiful! It was a super long day, so we only watched a few floats of the last parade, and called it a night.
Saturday, we got up and got ready for the day parades!! The weather was absolutely gorgeous, B went to pick up our king cake from Willa Jean’s, and even got to meet up with Lindsey for a little bit of Iris. We got to see all of Iris and a few Tucks floats, before we had to move our car out of the hotel parking lot. It was such a good time, and we were so sad to have to say good-bye to New Orleans.
Every time we go down there, it gets harder and harder to leave. We keep dreaming of a day when we can make it permanent.
Hope ya’ll have a great Mardi Gras.