Post-Script: Mardi Gras

By now you might be wondering if Team Mardi Gras Cheesaversary 4-0 survived the madness or not.

Showing off our booty from the King of Rex parade.

Showing off our booty from the King of Rex parade.

The answer is, YES. Yes, we did. But the far greater feat was surviving the COLD.

Not joking, people! Bitterly cold, in Louisiana. It was a Michigan-style Mardi Gras for those two Detroiters up there, for real. It seems climate change may be out to thwart Mardi Gras, making us even more glad we crossed this one off our bucket lists sooner rather than later. Trying to catch beads while your hand is literally frozen to your beer can is a bit of a challenge…

But, yes – we made it. Trent, Lisa, and Kim. We did the big parades, the little parades, booze and beads and beignets, creepy cemeteries and haunted mansions, live blues on stage, live jazz through the streets, and all with a side of lactaid.

Kim is now very nearly 40, and I am very nearly 10 years free of MS. And all of us have a little crush on NOLA, and a big f#@%ing crush on Cafe du Monde, in particular.

Enjoy these Mardi Gras postcards, and do cross this off your bucket list, if you get the chance (but check the weather forecast first, for sure)…

First Remissaversary splurge of the trip: a shrimp grilled cheese at the outstanding bar in our super cool hotel.

First Remissaversary splurge of the trip: a shrimp grilled cheese at the outstanding bar in our super cool hotel.

First beads were caught at the <a href="http://www.thothkrewe.com/">Krewe of Thoth</a> parade on Sunday afternoon...

First beads were caught at the Krewe of Thoth parade on Sunday afternoon…

... but we REALLY caught Mardi Gras fever when we joined a nighttime jazz procession to the French Quarter.

… but we REALLY caught Mardi Gras fever when we joined a nighttime jazz procession to the French Quarter.

This blue drink was so strong, I can't remember what it was.

This blue drink was so strong, I can’t remember what it was.

But you never forget you're at Mardi Gras!

But you never forget you’re at Mardi Gras!

Huge surprise: finding a Sicilian restaurant and getting to eat a cheese arancini!!!

Huge surprise: finding a Sicilian restaurant and getting to eat a cheese arancini!!!

Saw SO many ghosts. Seriously. They're everywhere.

Saw SO many ghosts. Seriously. They’re everywhere.

This old man was seriously HOT.

This old man was seriously HOT.

This guy actually suggested we eat FOUR beignets apiece (that was vetoed).

This guy actually suggested we eat FOUR beignets apiece (that was vetoed).

This girl seriously needed a bead intervention.

This girl seriously needed a bead intervention.

REMISSAVERSARY MENU 2015:

One shrimp grilled cheese
One creamy tomato soup with shaved parmesan
One cold-boiled shrimp po-boy with spicy remoulade
One spinach and cheese arancini
One slice of cheese pizza
One crawfish quesadilla
One half-and-half fried shrimp and fried oyster po-boy with remoulade
5-cheese plate
Macaroni and cheese
Two slices of veggie deluxe pizza
Two beignets
One (large) piece of fried mozzarella
Crawfish alfredo pasta
One sharp cheddar grilled cheese
Two slices of four-cheese pizza

<3 NOLA
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See all our pics of Team Mardi Gras Cheesaversary 4-0 in NOLA here.

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Post-Script: Mardi Gras

  1. Margaret Wisniewski says:

    I am adding this to my bucket list! You sure know how to suck the marrow out of the bone of life! And the food is incredible! I am afraid to ask if there were any “repercussions”. I bet it was worth it. I am most amused by the fact that you can get Sicilian food in New Orleans. It will be my first stop when I go. Holding your “heart” in your hands! Too sweet. What a happy Valentine’s Day for so many reasons. It’s good to be alive! Love you!

  2. Carla Daniels says:

    Crawfish quesadillas OMG. Love your pics, especially the huge surprise one. *surprised face* I don’t know what you next cheese day will bring, but I want to be there.

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