Winter roared back in for us going from the 70°'s on Saturday, to last night's light freeze. The chilly temperatures got here just in time for tomorrow ----
Fat Tuesday. Mardi Gras Day.
I’ve been to New Orleans' Mardi Gras several times; it’s an experience everyone should have at least once. In my growing-up years, my parents had close friends who lived in New Orleans. We stayed with them a few times for Mardi Gras. Jack was a well-known artist there and he had a studio on Bourbon Street, just across from Pat O’Brian’s. Honestly, the world passed in front of that studio.
I can remember seeing the parades going through the French Quarter with the Flambeaux dancers leading the way. It was amazing. People - ohmigod - all ages, all having fun.
The floats were spectacular and the crowds were large. And, everyone chanted the same thing –
Hey, Mister! Throw me somethin'.
People dress up and everyone has a good time.
I’ve been to Galveston’s version of Mardi Gras. Lots of people, lots of fun. Different. Not quite the same.
So, tomorrow, where ever you are
HAPPY MARDI GRAS DAY.
LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULER