It's Mardi Gras....and cold outside. That's way I'm staying home this year. I've seen floats and I've collected a zillion beads over the years and I don't need anymore. To be able to get where we normally watch the parade from, you have to be in place about noon or earlier for a 5pm parade. It's just too long to stay/stand there or keep the car warm so I stayed home. My wife went just so she could spend time with our grand-daughter.