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Day 8 – Mardi Gras Parades in New Orleans

Day 8 – Mardi Gras Parades in New Orleans

Today was an early 7:30 AM start.  It’s Fat Tuesday, a holiday for the locals.  School was out so all the kids could enjoy this day.  It’s really a family event, not what I’ve seen on TV.  The pageantry and parades seemed endless.  There were lots of...
Cajun Fun New Orleans Style

Cajun Fun New Orleans Style

Tonight is a big night.  We had a Cajun Party complete with local dance instructors and band, authentic Cajun food.  The food was delicious and not “hot spicy” and  very good.   We learned some Cajun dances and the instructors were very patient and...
Day 7 – Learning to Cook Cajun Style

Day 7 – Learning to Cook Cajun Style

Today was something different, but again we all got a bit of Mardi Gras Fever.  Our first stop was the Krewe of Thoth’s Den (warehouse).  The old floats are restored, repaired, painted, etc. for the next year.  We were allowed free access to climb all over them...