Last stop on the roadtrip was New Orleans. I think a lot of people don’t realize that the festivities actually start a good month before Mardi Gras itself. The town gets decked out and there are parades every couple of days, and you can enjoy it all without having to smash through a drunken crowd for a decent view.
And enjoy the other laidback cool/weird things you stumble upon (cats for entropyenator):
Food in the next post, because New Orleans is just one of those places where the food deserves its own post.