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Anyone on the Forum heading to south Louisiana for Mardi Gras in New Orleans?

 

Great bass fishing and you can have some extra fun by going on a redfish charter.

 

This guy had a great time back in the 60's at the Mardi Gras.

 

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Went to Nawlins in '91.  It was a birthday present for my wife.  We had a great time but it wasn't Mardis Gras time.  The place was jumping then.  Can't imagine what it would be like for all the festivities.  

 

Daytime or nighttime, there was always plenty to do.  Went to Brennan's for breakfast and had their Bananas Foster for desert.  We also went to dinner at the Commanders Palace.  The food was great at all the places where we dined.

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9 hours ago, Fishing Rhino said:

Went to Nawlins in '91.  It was a birthday present for my wife.  We had a great time but it wasn't Mardis Gras time.  The place was jumping then.  Can't imagine what it would be like for all the festivities.  

 

Daytime or nighttime, there was always plenty to do.  Went to Brennan's for breakfast and had their Bananas Foster for desert.  We also went to dinner at the Commanders Palace.  The food was great at all the places where we dined.

Tom, you have to hit Mardi Gras. Lots of fun.

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Oooops.  Bad mistake.  It was not a gift for my wife.  It was a present FROM my wife.

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Went to Algiers to see the floats being built.  

 

I'd go again, but I'd avoid Mardi Gras.  I'm not a party person.

 

Everyone should see it once.  Go back?  That's up to the individual.

 

Here's an interesting article from a "home boy".

 

https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/new-orleans/things-you-have-to-explain-to-out-of-towners-about-new-orleans-thrillist-new-orleans

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16 hours ago, Fishing Rhino said:

Went to Algiers to see the floats being built.  

 

I'd go again, but I'd avoid Mardi Gras.  I'm not a party person.

 

Everyone should see it once.  Go back?  That's up to the individual.

 

Here's an interesting article from a "home boy".

 

https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/new-orleans/things-you-have-to-explain-to-out-of-towners-about-new-orleans-thrillist-new-orleans

Excellent article.

 

And food. Don't forget the Cajun and Creole food.

 

If you go, hit Serio's on a weekday for an excellent poboy. Wash it down with a Barq's, Its Good!

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Went down for new years a couple years ago and it was great then, one of these years need to get down for Mardi Gras.

 

The food was outstanding, just keep hitting the little hole in the wall places. Avoided the tourist trap and national chain places, they make no sense when down there.

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I went to Mardi Gras two years ago . Got drunk  , puked , got drunk some more  , wife got mad , had a good time .

 

 

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1 minute ago, scaleface said:

I went to madi Gras two years ago . Got drunk  , puked , got drunk some more  , wife got mad , had a good time .

Sounds like Mardi Gras was custom made for you.

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At some point, New Orleans would be fun.

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57 minutes ago, Redlinerobert said:

At some point, New Orleans would be fun.

I could see me getting into trouble. Better I not go.

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10 hours ago, Redlinerobert said:

At some point, New Orleans would be fun.

Visit Louisiana...come as you are and leave different!!!!

 

One day you have to go to the Mardi Gras.

 

 

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What hasn't been mentioned is that New Orleans is a great place for taking pictures.

 

You'll see a lot of characters, but if you want to take a picture with them be prepared to give them a few bucks.  It's how they make their living.  They didn't impose themselves upon the tourists, and when we were there, they'd engage in conversation.  But if you pulled out your camera to take a picture with them, they expected a "donation".

 

There was also an elderly woman dressed in black, with a flat black football helmet with tin foil antennas.  We were told not to pay the slightest attention to her or she'd flip out.  She was always pushing a shopping cart, which was also flat black.

 

The characters and the architecture are great for picture taking.  You'd have to make a concerted effort to end up with a bad picture.

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