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    Hey lady, I’m back!!! New Orleans was quite the experience. The first night a thunder storm and both hubby and I got soaked. Next day we marched to a Walgreens and bought rain ponchos. Saw several parades , one at night. The colorful Zulu parade, was a big treat.Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras the weather was perfect. There were only two parades on Mardi Gras, the Zulu parade being one of them, none at night. The French Quarter was flooded with costumed revelers on the big day. The food was yummy. So glad we went. Wished we had gone years ago but glad we finally got to experience it all.

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      GregP_WN

      Just a normal day walking down the street in your hometown?

      about 14 hours ago
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      Oh sure. There are moss covered people all over here. We really had a good time. Wish I had gone to Mardi Gras ten or twenty years ago. We walked Bourbon Street and Royal Street in the French Quarter on the big day. Costumes were everywhere. Bead necklaces on everyone . We did see a couple of x rated topless ladies but with all the cheerfulness I just laughed more. There was a time when I would have been in shock.

      about 11 hours ago
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    Ran into Mossy Gras Man and his lady on Bourbon Street. Crowds of people dressed up on the big day. Tons of beaded necklaces everywhere, on people and laying in the street, but don’t pick them up, it’s bad luck. My husband caught several off of people throwing them from the floats and several strings were placed about my neck from people passing by. Good times!

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    Finally did something my husband and I have talked about doing for years. We went to New Orleans and attended Mardi Gras. Had a great time. The celebratory spirit was infectious.

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