Mardi Gras Weekend in New Orleans

Hi loves! Happy Hump Day! Hope your week is going well! This blog post is waaay past due. I've had some major technical difficulties over here for the last several weeks! My MacBook Pro finally died, and as much as I didn't want to spend the money, I am so happy to be sharing this post from a brand new MacBook Air! Wee ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

My old Mac was well...old and OMG, SO SLOW! That little rainbow wheel was spinning 24/7. ๐Ÿ™„ Its so nice to click on something and my computer actually responds! {LOL} With all that being said, I at one point thought I lost my entire iMovie library with all of my vlogs. ๐Ÿ˜ต To say I was relieved when that was not the case, would be a major understatement. 

So on to the actual post, shall we!? One of my weekends in New Orleans to visit Adam was Mardi Gras - such a fun experience, you guys! Mardi Gras 2018 {Fat Tuesday} fell on February 13. Leading up to the big celebration, there were parades running all over Nola starting as early as January 6. The house we are renting is in Uptown, New Orleans and little did we know that one of the biggest parade routes were just 2 streets up from us on Napoleon. When I say we were right in the thick of it...wow! There were parades, marching bands, cars parked, people walking, drunk people stumbling...all things Mardi Gras, right outside our door. 

Speaking of location...you can definitely go to New Orleans for Mardi Gras and have two entirely different experiences depending on where you are at. Mardi Gras where we were vs. what I can only imagine goes on down on Bourbon Street/The French Quarter are two totally different vibes. On a phone call with my mom, she was asking if there were boobs everywhere!? {oh, mom!} I told her I hadn't seen a single boob! {haha} I was actually so surprised to see how family oriented the parades were - there were families everywhere. 

Overall, we had a pretty low key weekend. Adam's shoot schedule has been crazy lately and he is exhausted on the weekend. I got in on Friday night - the usual 20 minute Uber ride from the airport took 1 hour and 45 minutes because of parade traffic and road closings - and flew back to Charlotte on Tuesday morning. We walked around on Saturday for one of the afternoon parades & ordered in Thai food while it stormed like crazy outside. 

It pretty much rained the entire weekend and the humidity was on another level until the weather flipped and became super cold on Monday. My hair looked like a hot mess half and I winded up throwing on Adam's sweatshirts & rain jacket half of the weekend because I didn't pack warm enough! {lol} Other than dinner on Sunday night to celebrate an early Valentine's Day, I feel like I didn't wear anything cute! There were so many times where I thought I shouldn't vlog because I looked tired or wasn't in a cute outfit, but I just like to keep it real with you guys. 

Thanks so much for stopping in! Hope you enjoy the post & my Mardi Gras Vlog! 

Have you been to Mardi Gras!? What did you do? 
Would love to hear what you did in the comments below.