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Alabama – Mardi Gras Parades

Pearl Float

This was the second year we’ve travelled to the Alabama Gulf Coast in February.  Both trips occurred during the Mardi Gras season and we were able to attend parades. You might be thinking, “Mardi Gras in Alabama? Don’t you mean Louisiana?” Actually, Mobile, Alabama holds the claim for earliest Mardi Gras celebrations, having first celebrated Carnival, or Mardi Gras, over 300 years ago in 1703. New Orleans was founded 15 years later, in 1718. Since national news coverage of Mardi Gras celebrations tends to focus on events held on Fat Tuesday (the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, the start of […]

Louisiana – Mardi Gras World

Terri at Mardi Gras World

Had you noticed that my recent posts were about the photos on the website header? Today we’re taking a break from our regularly-scheduled programming to bring you an important announcement: Mardi Gras is coming up soon!

On a recent trip to New Orleans, we drove past Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World and decided it was worth going back to check it out. Their motto is “Come see where Mardi Gras is made!”. According to their website, Blaine Kern Studios is the world’s leading maker of parade floats,sculpture, and props. Mardi Gras may come only once a year, but Mardi Gras […]