Mardi Gras, anyone?

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Mardi Gras, anyone?
Fri, 02-17-2012 - 9:40am

Anyone in an area of the country that celebrates Mardi Gras? If not, have you heard of it?

I live in Louisiana, about 45 minutes from New Orleans so Mardi Gras is a huge deal here. My kids get off a whole week of school for it! We've been going to some of the smaller parades just in our city and of course, indulging in lots of king cake! For the actual week of Mardi Gras, though, we usually try and go on vacation while the kids aren't in school. It's really nice b/c the crowds aren't as bad since most of the kids in other parts of the country are still in school. We went to Disneyworld last year and there were people from Louisiana everywhere, LOL.

We're going to try the new Legoland in Florida this year- it's a long car drive but thankfully, my kids are older and better able to handle it now.