It is a tradition of ours to costume and stroll the streets of the French Quarter on Mardi Gras day. There is no other place on earth like New Orleans on Mardi Gras day and because we are fortunate enough to live here, it would be a shame to not take part in the festivities and experiences. It is also wonderful to live right in the midst of the madness, so there is no need to to drive and worry about parking. We simply walk our door and join in the parades!
This year we did a bit of roll reversal and went as the Princess and the Pirate. There is only one day a year when the Pirate can dress as a Princess and not feel out of place! Again this year, his costume choice was quite popular as he was stopped time and time again to pose for pictures. I can only imagine the conversations that will be had when the mid-western tourists return home and show the pictures to their friends and family of them posing with the “Princess”! This year we actually met another man his size that was dressed similarly! It was like two long-lost siblings reuniting. Quite funny!!
We, like everyone else in New Orleans, are now in the post-Superbowl/Mardi Gras haze/hangover. Three straight weeks of partying have taken its toll on the people of this city. It is time to rest and recover and get back to work! Afterall, festival season is just around the corner….