Happy Lundi Gras ya’ll! At this moment, thousands of people are reveling in the awesome debauchery that is Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Tomorrow is Mardi Gras, also affectionately known as Fat Tuesday, but the parade season has been going on since January 19. As Fat Tuesday is the biggest day of the Carnival season, most people plan their Mardi Gras trip around this day, but travelers really have over three weeks to take part in the world-famous parades. In fact, I have friends participating in the Krewe of Orpheus parade tonight! Gooo Laura!
As a former participant in Mardi Gras 2011, I can honestly say that no other celebration compares to the real deal in NOLA. That said, I don’t have a teleport so I’ll be celebrating here in DC! Here are a couple of my favorite places in the DC area to laissez les bons temps rouler! Continue reading