My best friend and I went on a little trip this past February. We checked one item off my bucket list: Mardi Grass. I have an amazing friend who did that just for me. It was not something she wanted to do, but she knew how much I wanted to go, so she made my dream come true (Thanks N!). We were little afraid if we will like it, since both of us do not like big crowds.
Our worries were soon to be forgotten because the crowd was not the problem, the weather was. It was so cold that we only lasted through on of the two morning parades we planned to attend. To make up for it, after adding another layer of clothing at the hotel, we decided to walk around the French Quarter. It was a great decision, Halloween HAS NOTHING on Mardi Grass. There was not as many drunken people as we have expected. Do not get me wrong, there was alcohol, but somehow people were more about having fun than getting drunk (night at Bourbon Street was a different story ;) ).
Another thing were the costumes. There were so creative and amazing. Some of them, for sure, took a lot of time and imagination to make. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN! Do not even get me started on the food, it is heaven! I am not a huge fan of sea food (I do eat some things on occasion), but over there I could not eat enough (it was our second trip there, but first Mardi Grass). My friend was very impressed with me trying new things (I am a very picky and finicky eater).
I am starting my “New Orleans” posts with the beads, since they are big part of Mardi Grass and New Orleans itself. Have fun. I sure did :)