Today is Lundi Gras! We are celebrating by driving to Nashville! I know we won’t be in New Orleans for actual Mardi Gras this year, but we wanted to get to visit with some family over our spring break as well. Drew’s parents headed back home today too, so we spent our day yesterday in the French Quarter enjoying the last bit of Mardi Gras. 🙂

 

Susie’s cousin, Howell, lives in the French Quarter, so it is always a must to go visit with him and all the people that come and stay with him for Mardi Gras every year. His house is so neat!

His courtyard is so pretty! I’ve seen it a thousand times, but I still take a picture every time! 🙂

 

Plus there are such pretty views of the French Quarter from Howell’s balcony!

All the views are pretty!

A little wagon parade came down the street in front of Howell’s house, playing music and throwing beads. They even threw beads up to us on the balcony! 🙂 You can see the Saint Louis Cathedral down the street from Howell’s house too here.

We walked up to Canal Street to try and catch some of the bigger parades and we found a filming crew for the upcoming movie, Medallion.

Here is the track the cameraman rolls along. 🙂

Maybe you’ll just see a little glimpse of us in the movie! We did talk to some of the extras for a while. This one guy we were talking to had been an extra in over 100 films! He and his wife did it as a hobby.

We also saw Nicholas Cage! He is the lead role of the movie! Bob and Susie caught this picture of him. 🙂

We walked down along the Mississippi River too. One of my favorite things to do down there. 🙂

We also walked along Jackson Square and around the St. Louis Cathedral, of course. It is good to act like tourists every once and a while. 🙂

We also ran into Captain Morgan. 😉

Bob got to park for free in the parking garage at Harrah’s, so when we went to leave, I was able to get a couple pretty cool pictures from the 9th floor of the parking garage looking down onto Poydras Street. Neat to see the city and a parade from above, huh? 🙂

You couldn’t see as well from this side, but here is a little view of the winding Mississippi, the Riverwalk, and the Riverfront Streetcar. 🙂

It was a pretty great day and a fun way to celebrate the rest of our Mardi Gras. Hope you all are having fun celebrations with your families wherever you are. I’m on my way with beads and king cake to visit with my nieces! 🙂

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