New Orleans….during Mardi Gras. Let’s just say that it is NUTS!! Crazy nuts. Mardi Gras day wasn’t for another couple weeks, but the partying and the parades were in full swing. And when I say ‘full swing’ I mean ‘partying and drinking in the streets en masse until 5am’ full swing. It was insane.
That first evening, upon arrival, it was hunger and exhaustion leading the way. Walking a couple blocks over to the French Quarter, I chose a restaurant at random, and ordered fried alligator and gumbo. Later, after some google research, I found that I’d stumbled upon the top four gumbo in the city (at the Royal House – voted best up and coming gumbo). So yay, I could tick that off the list of things to see and do. It’s a stunning city filled with fantastic architecture, and everyone that I came across was so much fun and so warm. Southern hospitality indeed!.....
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