I have never been to Mardi Gras. And, up until last month, I’d never even been to New Orleans. I’d long wanted to go, but my schedule and that of a Katrina-ravaged Nawlins never gelled. But I’m thrilled I finally got there. I loved it. Food and history all mixed in with a polite Southern party.
Still, I may never get back for the actual Mardi Gras. (And, to be honest, at this age, I’m not sure I want to…) So I’m extra glad that Bitty and I made a trip to Mardi Gras World. It’s where all the floats are made for the krewes in the parades and it is literally a warehouse stock full of history.
Here are some photos of the process that goes into making America’s biggest party. The building process for the next year begins the day after Mardi Gras.
And, finally, here are the real jesters goofing around at Mardi Gras World: