Let the good times roll!
For several years the Old Blue Bus was parked on a lot in Boutte (Boo-Tee), Louisiana, just off Hwy 90 west of New Orleans. Your humble driver managed to participate in the 'round-the-clock party that is Carnival Week in New Orleans for three years in a row. And I was fortunate enough to share the good times with some fellow gypsies and very good friends such as that happy reveler in the photo.
It's been more than twenty years since I've been able to make it to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but I have celebrated every year no matter where the Bus was parked.
This year our friends in the Big Easy are having a monumental rough time, but they still take time off to celebrate the week before Lent. I wish them all the best and wish I could be there. I'm with them in spirit.