New Orleans Mardi Gras 2012

We spent the month of February 2012 back in willie’s hometown of New Orleans. It felt great to bring willie home, especially during the Carnival Season. We were there in the heat of Mardi Gras, with parades floating for nearly the entire three weeks leading up to the big day, Fat Tuesday, on February 21st.

If you’ve never been to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, it’s something you need to put on your bucket list. On Mardi Gras day the most fun is had when you get up early, secure a spot on your favorite parade route with your friends, then spend the morning before the parades walking up an down the street people watching. Many dress up for the occasion and some of the costumes are phenomenal. Locals, tourists, kids, parents, grandparents and practically every type of person you could ever expect to see come together in one big celebration. As ridiculous as it sounds you would do practically anything to catch a strand of plastic beads from one of the floats (which are amazing in themselves) or snag one of the coveted parade doubloons. And of course, King Cake is had by all.

All of that excitement wore willie out quite quickly and after walking all the way from the Bywater to the French Quarter he was napping by noon. I guess he’s not used to all this New Orleans Mardi Gras partying!

TAGS
RELATED POSTS

LEAVE A COMMENT

Help willie support orphans
willie with the orphans in medellin colombia that he supportsThe Where is Willie Foundation is supporting orphans in Ukraine and Colombia.
Feeding the Hungry
Yoriko helps hand out food to homeless and displaced Venezuelan familiesWillie’s #FeedTheStreet program provides food to displaced families and the homeless in Ukraine and Colombia.
Recent Posts
WILLIE NEEDS YOUR HELP NOW

Willie is purchasing supplies that prevent
the spread of COVID-19 & providing them to
orphanages in India, Ukraine & Colombia

You can also show your support
by following Willie on social media