The Saints and the Superbowl: Mardi Gras and the Sanctified Victory Bring Big Celebrations to the Big Easy

It’s the first ever win for the New orleans Saints in Super Bowl 44! Congrats to the Saints and all their hard work!

Who dat?

As we speak, some of the biggest and hardest parties are going on all across the state of Louisiana and throughout the whole Gulf Coast region. We know ehre the biggest party is going on, the Big Easy, of course! A carnival style parade will be held for the Saints tomorrow down the famous Burban Street in New Orleans tomorrow. So, we’ve got the Saints victory in the Superbowl, the celebrations, a new mayor elected to New Orleans, the first white mayor in 32 years, and Mardi gras. It should begin next Sunday, but we all know the celebrations have already begun. I remember my Mardi Gras experience last year. It was my first Mardi Gras, and I’m glad I went! It took us about 6 hours to get there, driving from Ruston,, Louisiana. We were staying at the Mariott Hotel in New Orleans, and boy were we living on the ritz. I remember flicking through the radio stations, listening to the rich musical heritage that New Orleans had to offer. The food? Excellent! The most delicious dishes you ever laid your hands on! From seafood gumbo to poboys, to hot sausage patties, it was all wonderful. The prices were too. You had to pay high dollar for that kind of treatment to your taste buds. However, that was only the beginning. The parades were also a real treat. Throwing beads at folks, laughing, watching the big floats go by, I wish I had some pictures of those few days. On the last day of Mardi Gras, known as Fat Tuesday, our group walked around for awhile and eventually took the ferry across the Mississippi River from the east bank to the west bank. It was a nice relaxing experience after all the crowds and pushing and shoving. Crowds were commonplace during Mardi Gras; there was no avoiding them. Some were cool, some were too drunk to care, some a bit irately drunk, and a few just wanted to pull everybody asside and pray for them. I managed to catch the coin of Orpheus during that particular parade. I’ll never forget that experience, and I know that after the Saints victory, Mardi Gras will be bigger and better then ever this year.

Would I take my child there?

Hmmm, give it a couple of years…

Stick with the Monroe one for right now.

A bit more calm and family oriented.

So again, congrats to the saints.

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~ by DJ GFire on February 8, 2010.

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