Having lived in New Orleans in the mid-1980s, I’ve been to my share of Mardi Gras parades. That said, I just came back from the biggest Mardi Gras weekend since Hurricane Katrina blew through The City That Care Forgot and I have to admit that I learned a few things (or at least remembered some things I’d forgotten). In no particular order they are:
1. New Orleans is back as a world-class destination. While there are still many neighborhoods that remain devastated, all the things that make this town such a great place to visit—the food, the music, the friendly people—are still here and as enjoyable as ever.
2. Everybody you meet [...]
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