Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday.
Mardi Gras.
The last day to party ’till you drop because tomorrow is the first day of Lent and you’re suppose to fast  for the next 40 days (until Easter- right), at which time you may celebrate the Resurrection of Christ with a visit to church, several Hail Mary’s, and a side of pig… 

Don’t forget the wine
(There’s some at the alter, I think).

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Street view from atop a viewing stand on
St. Charles Ave.

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Families all lined up to watch the show.
There’s so much more to New Orleans than Bourbon Street!

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Impromptu dancing is a must!

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These Carnival ladders are as common as beads!

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Even Metropolitan Transportation
gets into the act.
“It’s Carnival Time!”






  • Janine Huldie - Cheryl, these pictures are amazing and seriously would love to go someday to Madri Gras. Maybe when my kids are older and out of our house. Happy to be following you back!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl - Thanks Janine! New Orleans is so NOT just about Bourbon Street. It’s a real family town. Nice to have you on board and thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate it!ReplyCancel

  • Chris Coyle - Couldn’t help it LOL – after living in Metairie for 13 years, I found myself scanning the pictures to see if anyone I knew made an appearance. 🙂 Happy Mardi Gras!! [#TALU]ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl - So glad you found me and checked-in! I’ve just taken up the rear of Rex and am finally home to rest. Now- time to nurse this hangover! ps- did you recognize anyone?ReplyCancel

  • Anne Kimball - Love it, Cheryl! I was born in Baton Rouge, and have spent a good bit of time in LA. Not a whole lot in Nawlins, but enough to know it’s a FUN town!
    Thanks for linking this up with the TALU!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Hi Anne! Glad to link-up. LOVE TALU and thanks for taking the time to comment! Hope to hear from you again.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie - This is the first time I have ever seen a carnival ladder! That is WAY cool! lol
    I’ve only been to New Orleans once. It’s a world its own, that’s for sure. (talu)ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Oh yes it is. Those ladder seats are way cool. I wish I were a kid again. Great height for catching throws! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I hope to hear from you again!ReplyCancel

  • Patrick weseman - Great pics. I would like to experience that someday.ReplyCancel

  • Patrick weseman - Very nice photos would to experience this someday.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Nicholl - Thank you Patrick! It’s quite a party!! Thanks for taking the time to comment.ReplyCancel

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