If you are reading this from outside of New Orleans and Louisiana, this blog is about Mardi Gras. Yet, it has nothing to do with New Orleans. Sure New Orleans and Metairie are great places to catch a parade. But so are Houma, Luling, LaRose, Golden Meadow, and Thibodaux. In fact, my two of my favorite parades growing up were the Lockport and Gheens parade.
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Posted by Kurt on February 7, 2013
Posted by Cristina on March 9, 2011
On the Saturday before Mardi gras, I usually take a trip to the bayou for the Krewe of Apollo parade in Lockport. However, this year Cristina and I didn’t go. Cristina’s sister will be moving to the DC area and wanted to check out some neighborhoods that she had been looking at online. She invited us along due to her husband being in Afghanistan. So the question became: DC or Mardi gras?
We choose DC. Don’t get me wrong, we love Mardi Gras (Cristina more than I; I’m not a huge crowd fan), but to see our nation’s capital in a slow tourist season was too good of an opportunity to pass up. So on Saturday we packed our bags and started the drive. Then the rain came. I wasn’t sure we would get out of New Orleans East.
Posted by Kurt on March 5, 2011
Last Saturday, after visiting Velvet, we made the trip back to Palmer Park to visit the Arts Market. We parked by Stuart Hall and walked to the market. Normally, we would go nuts at a market like this. I wanted to buy the swamp scene painting, the serving boards, and the silly little stuff that goes around the house. I know Cristina was thinking the same thing. Only one thing was stopping us: our upcoming wedding. That and the fair was about to close and we had noticed that they had food. Art could wait for the next fair at the end of the next month; today our taste buds and stomachs had to come first.