Here in New Orleans, we are celebrating Mardi Gras today. I suspect that most of you know a little something about Mardi Gras, even if you haven't been here for it, although your impression of it from afar may be limited to the craziness associated with the French Quarter. Yes, you can find lots of drunken debauchery if that is what you are looking for, but there is also the family side of Mardi Gras, which I described in this post from 2013.
If you are not in New Orleans today, then I hope that you have a chance to come here at some point in the future. This city throws a great party during Mardi Gras season, plus New Orleans is a great place to visit year-round if you like food, drinks, music, history or architecture.
If you are in New Orleans today, then perhaps I'll bump into you on the parade route. My son will be the one in a Kylo Ren costume. I wonder if any other kids will be dressed up like a Star Wars character today? (Ahem.) Now that I think about it, though, if my son is Kylo Ren, perhaps as his father I should dress up like ... well, I better not say, just in case you haven't seen the movie yet. Although surely the embargo on spoilers must have lifted now that the film has crossed the $2 billion mark.
Whether you are in New Orleans today in person or just in spirit, have a Happy Mardi Gras!