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Bon Temps in Mobile

By Linda Tancs

Home to the first Mardi Gras in the U.S., Mobile, Alabama, has been letting the good times roll since 1703. That rich cultural history is on display at the Mobile Carnival Museum. Located on Government Street in a historic building, the facility features royal gowns, crowns and scepters amidst 14 gallery rooms, a pictorial hallway, theater and gathering space.

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Countdown to Mardi Gras

By Linda Tancs

Time flies.  Just a mere 5 days to go till New Orleans brings down the house.  There’s still time to book your flight but, alas, is there (affordable) room at the inn?  Maybe www.travelnow.com  can help.  Check out the parade schedules and other Mardi Gras must-knows at www.nola.com.  It wouldn’t hurt to pray for better weather, either.  Some krewes have already been postponed or cancelled.

You’ll need a warm shirt, with temperatures hovering in the 50s tomorrow.  Why not buy a Louisiana sweatshirt here:  http://www.cafepress.com/wanderfulplaces/2321003

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