Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Big Easy becomes the 'Big Spooky'

Expressing his feelings about Mardi Gras

Halloween is way over for about 99.9 percent of the population. But because of our recent trip, we've extended the celebration.

An excursion last week to New Orleans brought out the fact that Mardi Gras is still No. 1 for this city as far as partying. But Halloween is gaining, all-be-it way back there.

I am reminded of a trip to Paris about 10 years ago when we found out Halloween was beginning to be celebrated in a big way in the City of Light.

Residents of this country's French-inspired city, the Big Easy, put out plenty of decorations for the occasion and there were the usual "Spook Tours" through the French Quarter and the local cemeteries.

We opted for a more traditional (historical-type) tour of the French Quarter but managed to run across a lot of far-out  characters who added to the atmosphere of the season.

Next post: November 12, 2013

PS: Happy birthday, Aunt Sue

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