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Louisiana – Christmas in New Orleans

Christmas Carriages New Orleans

Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays… And that’s where I would have spent Christmas last year if my in-laws hadn’t called one day and said they’d like to take the entire family on a Caribbean cruise for Christmas. The cruise they selected left from New Orleans, Louisiana, on Christmas Eve and returned on New Year’s Eve. We all flew down to New Orleans a day early and had the opportunity to do a little sightseeing in New Orleans before boarding the ship. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to see this already festive city all decked […]

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 […]