Laissez bon temps rouler! as the Cajuns say, every year around Fat Tuesday I recall a trip I made with friends to the Mardi Gras. We boarded the “Southern Crescent” at Philadelphia’s 30 th. Street Station. Yes, we trained it and what a trip that was! One of those unforgettable experiences [what I can recall of it] Everyone on board started the party as soon as we departed. 2 days later when we poured out on the platform at the station the celebration went into HIGH gear, if you catch my drift. The whole trip read like a Tennessee Williams novel, red velvet Southern decadence. It must be 30 years since,YIKES! but the memory lingers on. I, for one know exactly what I means to miss New Orleans . I will never tell the details [at least not on this blog] about my days of youthful spontaneous abandon.
Louis and Billie define it..
- Mardi Gras Celebrated From Texas To Florida (dfw.cbslocal.com)
- Mardi Gras in New Orleans: back in full swing (telegraph.co.uk)
- For Mardi Gras float makers, next year is here (mysanantonio.com)