Mardi Gra may be in February, but they celebrate year 'round in New Orleans! We had a great welcome party at our conference with dancing, cajun palm readers, jazz musicians, jugglers, stilted clowns, charicature artists, and even baby alligators to see up-close! So fun!!
Nobody can say I'm not an animal lover! But my friend Lila about had a heart attack getting even this close.
New Orleans' cemetaries are called "Cities of the Dead" because they are all put in tombs above ground. This tomb has 500 nuns in it, no kidding! They put one in and that slot can't be opened for a year and a day. Then they take the bones, put them in a bag and drop them into the bottom and put another body in the coffin in the same spot. Gross!