Friday, March 03, 2006

Mardi Gras 2006

Mardi Gras this year was amazing! I spent most of my time at Brian's on St. Charles Ave. and had a blast! The crowds were great and everything was very safe. We had so much media coverage this year, so we are all relieved that things went well. Some of us appeared on MSNBC! Here is the link to the footage. Someone sent it to Glenn. Megan even made the camera! Scott also managed to get his face shown on CNN's Anderson Cooper's 360! We talked with him for a bit, while his Endymion float was stopped in front of us. He was very nice and was having a great time. Brian also had a fabulous time riding in Endymion this year and I'm sure he hopes to ride again next year, if he has the chance!

Glenn, Tammy and Megan are in town this week. Megan is such a cutie pie! She really has grown so much since we last saw her in September. She is doing so much more now. It was great to have them home, but it has gone by way too fast. They leave tomorrow already. We "toured" the city to show Glenn all the devastated areas on Wednesday. He was truly amazed, I think.

I have posted pictures from some Mardi Gras events on my website. You can view them here. And Glenn has posted most of his pictures from the week on his website and you can view those here. He has the pictures from our "tour" of Lakeview, Gentily, the Ninth Ward and Chalmette on his site. Although, as I have said before, pictures and video do the devastation no justice, but it is some indication of what is still going on here...6 months later.

Mardi Gras was a great stress reliever for the whole city. I'm glad we were able to still have it. Can't wait for next year!!!!


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