Really cool tour of #MardiGrasWorld
Hundreds of floats and props from the dozens of Mardi Gras parades held each year
NOTEP students visited @kern_studios @mardigrasworld
in partnership with @youthforcenola
and WOW... what an incredible experience! Robotics, sculpting, painting... they let us see it all! Students even painted flowers that will be on Mardi Gras floats! Look for a quick segment about it tonight between 5-6 on @wgno
What comes to mind when you hear New Orleans?
Could it be the fluffy fried beignets from Cafe Du Monde? Or the festivities that happen on the famous Bourbon Street? Or perhaps Mardi Gras?
My BIG solo trip happened to be New Orleans in the state of Louisiana. My dream destination in the US. I’ve always wanted to visit due to the rich history, the amazing southern food, and the hospitality.
I booked my hotel walking distance to the French Quarter and near the trolley and where a lot of tour shuttles pick up (also, I always look for hotels that offer free airport shuttles. Great money savers). I had this trip planned out for months. I booked a walking tour for my first full day, where a local takes you around and you learn the area as well as the history. I use this time to learn the area and ask the local for dining suggestions and what to see or do that maybe I missed on my itinerary.
Throughout my trip, I visited Mardi Gras world. Great place to look at the floats up and personal and also try on costumes and learn the history behind the tradition.
I also tried some amazing food. Top of my list was gumbo. I went to the one and only Gumbo Shop to try the gumbo sampler. It did not disappoint (highly recommend).
I ventured to my dream plantation. Oak Alley Plantation!! I took the first tour so I could void the crowds and enjoy a delicious lunch at the plantation. Which by the way, I tried my first mint julep and the chef had me try the sampler and brought out a bit of the desserts the plantation restaurant offers. Definitely lived up to my dream plantation.
I also visited some tourist locations like Cafe Du Monde, walked Bourbon Street, and walked to Jackson Square and sat on the church stairs to listen to the locals play some jazz music while the artists near by painted.
This trip lived up to all my expectations and the amazing people from New Orleans are the sweetest and most helpful people I’ve come across in my travels.
Have you been to New Orleans? How was it? Where did you eat or do?
#adventures_are_out_there #neworleans #twochickstours #twochickswalkingtours #cafedumonde #mardigrasworld #moxyneworleans #thegumboshop #oakalleyplantation #soloadventure
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Ever wonder how the floats and characters that decorate those floats are made? I did. So on my last trip to #nola
I took a trip to #mardigrasworld
to check out the process. Paper mache over styrofoam. So cool!!
Happy 300th birthday New Orleans! @fc_hackerman
and I had a great time here for the #isc2Congress
(despite getting conflu before the con had even started!) 🇺🇲😎🏙️
Mardi Gras World, New Orleans 🎨
It was so awesome to be able to see the artists hard at work to prepare the floats for next years Mardi Gras so far in advance😯
We love this timeless and classic look by @jazzievents
! Be sure to check our her latest service, @beselfishbride
totally innovative and built with the BRIDE in mind!
Mardi Gras World is a giant warehouse that houses thousands of parade props and floats, along with the supplies and workshops of artists who create each piece.
#neworleans #mardigrasworld #nola