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Happy Mardi Gras!

Wed Feb 25, 2004 6:13 am

Just back from one of the parades for a mid-day break. That's the key: pace yourself! In a couple of hours, i'll be making my way down to the French Quarter. Parking is not an option of course. Getting a ride and walking the last mile or so. Right now, just a few hundred thousand people in the area, so it's not too busy. As the evening moves on, it gets so crowded that you literally cannot walk...you just sort of go with the crowd...an interesting experience to be certain. It's always interesting to see the costumes...and damn, those Hurricanes just get better and better every time I have one...I don't know what it is.  Smile I'll report back later possibly. Have a great day!

Laissez les bon temps rouler!


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RE: Happy Mardi Gras!

Wed Feb 25, 2004 6:25 am

If any of you MSY-ers stop by the Whirling Dervish, tell bartender Scott Walsh (the tall one with the black pony tail and tattoos), that Mark from Disintegration says hi.
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RE: Happy Mardi Gras!

Wed Feb 25, 2004 7:02 am

....and Happy Carnaval, too!
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RE: Happy Mardi Gras!

Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:34 pm

Happy Carnaval to you all as well -
From Florianopolis, Brasil, the land of Carnaval (Mardi Gras)...
It is almost midnight, but it just started. Will last until dawn.
xxx
Monday, back to work, summer vacations are over...
And my kids go back to school - (peace finally) -
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RE: Happy Mardi Gras!

Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:51 pm

Many happies to y'all in Nawlins. I tried to call my daughter to wish her biggun's but no answer. She recently called back from Picayune and said "I toll you that mose people livin in Nawlins leave on Mardis Gras cuz the tourist traffic spowlz evrathin."

Anyhoo; have a good time down there. I'm going to make it one of these days, tourist or not. I love the city and the swamping, especially the crabbing.

Oh, and Happy Pazcki (did I spell that right?) Day, today. Regards...Jack
P.S. How does Memphis feel about this, seeing as how that it was (as I understand) where the Mardis Gras Festival started in the US?
all best; jack
 
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RE: Happy Mardi Gras!

Thu Feb 26, 2004 2:58 am

*still recovering*

Despite the rain and the shipping disaster in the river... Mardi Gras 2004 was a smash! Hot gals, hot guys, and ran into Elijah Wood in the hotel. Dang that dude is puny  Laugh out loud
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RE: Happy Mardi Gras!

Fri Feb 27, 2004 1:36 am

I celebrated Mardi Gras in true homeowner spirit: I dug out an 8' juniper from our front yard flowerbed. We redoing the bed.

Tom (the party-pooper) at MSY
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RE: Happy Mardi Gras!

Fri Feb 27, 2004 5:15 am

Have you taken the Lil' Queen of Ice Cream (and dont you have another younger child as well?) to the parades yet... or you waiting until they're a bit older?  Big grin
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RE: Happy Mardi Gras!

Fri Feb 27, 2004 7:59 am

We took her to Little Rascals a couple of years ago, we'll probably take the younger one next year to the same (everything else is a little bit much for them.....almost too much for me!).
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RE: Happy Mardi Gras!

Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:06 am

Let me clear of you about Mardi Gras and those are too many people into MSY and it is very dangerous place there. It would not very good for them. I never went to MSY either before. Big grin
 
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RE: Happy Mardi Gras!

Sat Feb 28, 2004 2:41 am

"those are too many people into MSY"
MSY handled the pax traffic without any hitches, just like we do every year.

"it is very dangerous place there. It would not very good for them"
As with anywhere one goes, it's a matter of knowing where and where not to go.

Tom at MSY
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RE: Happy Mardi Gras!

Sat Feb 28, 2004 3:19 am

I never went to MSY either before

Gee, as if that isnt blatantly apparent.  Yeah sure


We took her to Little Rascals a couple of years ago
I'm guessing that's a toned-down family-friendly parade of some sorts  Confused
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RE: Happy Mardi Gras!

Sat Feb 28, 2004 4:37 am

Little Rascals is the first Metairie parade of the Carnival season, usually on Saturday. Family-oriented, with mostly kids in the parade. Been parading a few years, originally a Kenner parade, moved a few years back.
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RE: Happy Mardi Gras!

Sat Feb 28, 2004 4:57 am

What would you say is the median age group?

My lil' sisters were whining to go to a Parade so bad, and I kept refusing because I couldnt think of one that'd be appropriate for 'em.
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RE: Happy Mardi Gras!

Sat Feb 28, 2004 5:28 am

The Metairie parades are very family friendly. TONS of kids out there. All age groups are represented. Overall, a kinder, gentler, Mardi Gras experience than going to the Quarter. It doesn't make it bad though...some of the Metairie parades are very good.

And Scotty...poor comments man. Ah well, some people just assume to know things about places they've never been to. Always classic.


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