Friday, February 28, 2014

Happy Mardi Gras!!

Do you know what these are?
They're Cascade dishwasher packets. Don't they remind you of Mardi Gras? Anyway, I'm not blogging about dishwasher detergent. This is about Mardi Gras.

Last weekend, Mindy took Morgan to New Orleans to look at Loyola University. Morgan has received a really nice scholarship offer there. Mindy had all kinds of fun things planned and told us that she'd be sure to "seal the deal" for us. Morgan has it in her mind that she wants to go to school in California. We want her closer. Going to NOLA with Mindy seemed like a sure thing.
 They stayed at the Ritz Carlton. With all of Mindy's traveling, she has airline points, rental cars and hotels. This was their view overlooking the French Quarter out to the river.
I've never been to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but I've put it on my bucket list. I've never wanted to be involved in all of those crowds, but now I think I need to experience it at least once. Mindy loves New Orleans so much. She tries to go every year during Mardi Gras. Don't you just love this wrought iron fence with the flour de lis decorated with the beads? So festive.
Mindy loaned Morgan one of her headpieces for one of the parades.
Mindy used to work at Commander's Palace, so she took Morgan to their Sunday Jazz Brunch. It gave Mindy a chance to see old friends. The food is always great there.

Mindy sent a picture of this pecan encrusted gulf fish. It looks so delicious! Pretty much ALL the food in New Orleans is good. They have so many great restaurants. It's my favorite city for food in all of the US. 

They had a great time. Morgan was sold on the city, but unfortunately, not the school! We're hoping that she'll think about it. We'll see. 

Anyway, happy Mardi Gras!! Eat up. Fat Tuesday is right around the corner. Oh, and by the way, IHOP is offering free pancakes all day on Tuesday. 


  1. Looks like a great weekend, I've never been to NOLA either. I've got a Mardi Gras related post this week too - but it doesn't involve dishwasher tablets ;)

  2. those Mardi Gras do look like something you need to experience, even if it's just once! x

  3. Looks like they had a nice weekend!


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