King Cake, Pralines and the last of Louisiana

It all started here

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With its inexplicable rules

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and improvised confessionals

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A shout out to the bar we visited several times during Mardi Gras because they have a “taco truck” serving late night food in the back

New Orleans, LA

It’s a uniquely NOLA experience to wade through the massive dancing throng in a reggae bar and order yourself a quesadilla and a beer to go.

Another uniquely NOLA experience? Pralines

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Don’t get them packaged in plastic. Order them sweet, crunchy, warm and fresh from a counter. So delicious it makes your teeth hurt!

I chased down this King Cake, because Mardi Gras requires King Cake

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Even though this one had no baby. Gypped!

A salute to road beer silos

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And the boys who joined me

Ryan

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Corey

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Matt

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And to an amazing trip.

Au revoir, N’awlins! We’ll be back, don’t you worry. And until then

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Peace out.

New Orleans, LA

Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Parades

 

Starts with the Zulus

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These floats are no joke

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Hey mister, throw me something!

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And progresses to Rex, The King of the Carnival

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And his lieutenants

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Butterfly King?

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Find the hidden riders in the float!

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Boeuf Gras, represents the feasting of Fat Tuesday

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We got a lot of throws from these guys

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Not just beads

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That might be my most favorite parade picture, trash, beads, Mardi Gras flavored potato chips…

And then the Krewe du Vieux filled out the rest of the 10 hour parade day

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Satire and word play

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And then it’s all over except for the clean up

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25 million pounds of beads creates a lot of trash

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And then Mardi Gras is done for another year.

Next time, I’m coming for the whole week because we missed a LOT of stuff in the week before.

Next time…

 

7pm in the French Quarter

Throw me something, Mister!

Zulu gettin’ down