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Happy Mardi Gras Eve!

Although the epic parades were cancelled this year in New Orleans to prevent the spread of COVID, they tried to keep the Mardi Gras spirit alive by decorating their houses. They called them “float houses” and we were lucky enough to see some of them during our stay.

Here are some of the houses we saw while in New Orleans. (There are a lot of images, so it may take awhile to load. Sorry!)

One of our favorites!
Bernie sighting
Even a RV was decorated at our campground!
Balconies (even the police station decorated!), Bernie sighting #2
Balcony decorations
Even Walmart decorated!

One of the things I love about New Orleans is their zest for life. Although it is clear that the pandemic has hit this tourist town pretty hard, their resilient spirit shows in how they live their daily lives. Thanks New Orleans for bringing a little joy into this tough situation. Laissez les bon temps rouler…. even if we have to be a little different than normal.

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