Getting Ready for Mardi Gras

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans is a night-time kind of place with so much music and so many restaurants and people in the streets enjoying themselves. Still it was fun to go out during the day and watch all the local people getting ready for the parades. Everyone decorates themselves and everything else with Mardi Gras beads. Beads decorate the fences in front of homes on the parade … [Read more...]

Bourbon Street, New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

My first experience of New Orleans was checking out Bourbon Street at night. The party was on, people were everywhere, music was everywhere, and those bright green drinks were everywhere too. It was actually the week before Fat Tuesday so it was much less crowded than it would be in the height of the event. Since I was expecting crowds and hadn't been there before, I decided … [Read more...]