Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Happy Mardi Gras - From Our Family to Yours

For my 1,000th post, I'm happy to say to folks today, Happy Mardi Gras. For many, the beads tossed have a less than family oriented connotation, but make no mistake - Carnival in New Orleans is heavily family oriented (Yes, the French Quarter and that certain street are exceptions).

Mardi Gras for families is as much sitting along St. Charles all day, with a ladder for the kids to better catch trinkets as it is a time to laugh, eat, and be with friends. For college students, it's a day/night long tailgate without the football game.

For me, it was a time to dine at great restaurants (Antoine's, NOLA, Mr. B's), to enjoy a lawyer seminar (yes, held this past week, during Carnival), and to talk to folks enjoying the parades.

It's good to see that the City I love is coming back.