Dreaming of New Orleans

If you visit this blog regularly, you will know that I have dreams of New Orleans often!  My husband and I honeymooned for a week in New Orleans and we love to return any chance we get both without and with the kids!  It is just a few hours away so it makes for a great place to take an overnight trip or even a very long day trip.  This week, the reason I am dreaming of New Orleans is because it is Mardi Gras time and for the first time in several years I am not in the South for it where we really know how to celebrate Mardi Gras!!  We have only been to Mardi Gras in New Orleans a few times, but my hometown has a huge Mardi Gras celebration that we try to attend.  I am having a blast in Virginia so I wouldn’t change a thing but I was looking at some friends’ pictures of Mardi Gras and was reminded of Mardi Gras celebrations from the past! 

 Head over to Travel Mamas to see my guest post, Family Friendly New Orleans on a Budget.  We have gotten our New Orleans budget down to about 300-350 dollars for a weekend and that even include gas and hotel! 

Follow My Mardi Gras Experience to read what other bloggers are saying about Mardi Gras 2010.

Shannon Hurst Lane lives in Louisiana and blogs about New Orleans often.

I really loved reading Guy and Girl Travels take on New Orleans.

Here are some of my other New Orleans posts:

See what other travelers are dreaming about over at Mother Of All Trips!


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    Thank you for the tips and the links – New Orleans is on my list big time – I’ve never been!

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    I want to goooooooo. So my sister is making a King’s Cake right now, this very second. Her first time making it, so it should be interesting. 🙂

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    Mara-You will love it and so will the family!
    Carolina-Oooh…I would love to know how the King Cake turns out. I saw a recipe somewhere and thought about making one until I read the directions…then I decided not to do it! 🙂

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    Great mind thinks alike! 🙂 I have been dreaming about New Orleans for a while but didn’t get it together to write a Dreaming of post. Thanks for a great round up links to many great resources for travel to New Orleans. This will definitely come in handy when we make a trip down there.

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    I always like to have a post like this in my ‘reference’ file – tons of good info summarized in one place, ready for whenever we hit the road to New Orleans – a city we would love to visit. Thanks Jen!