Ann & I recently had the pleasure of attending the first post Katrina WBCCI Mardi Gras Rally in New Orleans. There were 47 trailers attending, with 21 states and one province represented.
Lonnie & Vince Saltaformaggio, our hosts, really outdid themselves in planning this rally!
We saw 10 complete New Orleans parades in reserved seating, the World War II Museum, Mardi Gras World (where they make many of the floats), had a lunch prepared in front of us by the New Orleans School of Cooking and had a ride on a steam powered paddle wheeler on the Mississippi River.
We had busses to take us everywhere, so we didn't have to deal with traffic and parking.
And to top things off, we had our own Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball with music, dancing, drinks and a meal prepared by Vince.
Vince & Lonnie are already planning the 2010 Mardi Gras Rally for next February. We highly reccomend that you make plans to attend, even if you have been to the rally in the past!
You can see my photos of the rally here:
Dave Lowrey's Photo Gallery :: 2009 Mardi Gras Airstream Rally