It was the first Mardi Gras after Katrina and, we did not know at the time, our last before heading to Penn State. Our departmental staff assistant had a house right on St. Charles and so we joined our colleagues there every year for the parades. One little girl was lifted up on the shoulders of our department head to give her a better view and access to beads. She is now 17 and we […]
And not just a week late, these are from 2006, our last Mardi Gras in NOLA. This was also the first Mardi Gras after Katrina, so if you head over the photo set you will see people dressed with blue tarps (the house covering of choice provided by FEMA) and “vanilla extract” after Nagin’s comments about NOLA being a chocolate city (Mardi Gras Costume photo set).