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Our fave Mardi Gras pix from the weekend

Eighteen Mardi Gras parades rolled in the New Orleans area over the weekend, including the Krewe of Barkus (dog parade), Carrollton, Oshun, Chewbaccus (scifi), ‘tit Rex (miniature) and King Arthur.

So many things to do, so little time. If you didn’t make it to all the parades, we made a Storify post of our fave parade pictures to catch you up.

 
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New Orleans neighborhood map

This neighborhood map of New Orleans has been tremendously helpful. Where is Mid-City? Bywater? Uptown?

This map has the answers. Via NewOrleansOnline.com:

New Orleans neighborhood map via NewOrleansOnline.com

New Orleans neighborhood map via NewOrleansOnline.com

Storyville Apparel has a more detailed map. And, you can buy the T-shirt version of this map via Storyville.

image via storyvilleapparel.com

image via storyvilleapparel.com

Mardi Gras parade schedule in New Orleans

Mardi Gras is getting into full swing in New Orleans. We can’t tell you how many times our neighbors have warned us not to move our cars because we’ll lose our parking spaces for days.

Eighteen parades roll this weekend in the New Orleans area, according to MardiGrasNewOrleans.com. If you work today, no worries. You can catch the ones Saturday and Sunday.

This is a screenshot of the parade schedule for this weekend from MardiGrasNewOrleans.com.

This is a screenshot of the parade schedule for this weekend from MardiGrasNewOrleans.com.

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Mardi Gras floats take brief spin on Bordeaux

We spotted these two fish-themed Mardi Gras floats Sunday during a walk around Uptown. They are stored in a nondescript warehouse. The workers wheeled them to the street and put them back inside in less than 10 minutes. #mardigrasninjas

This one looks like it relates to Poseidon/Neptune:

This Mardi Gras float was spotted Sunday on Bordeaux Street in New Orleans. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

This Mardi Gras float was spotted Sunday on Bordeaux Street in New Orleans. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

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Our big move to New Orleans

It’s been a busy week for us. Movers from Williams Transfer in Tupelo came Thursday and loaded our stuff in Tupelo. BTW, it was snowing while they were loading. Brrrrr.

No need to let a little snow get in the way of moving day! (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

No need to let a little snow get in the way of moving day! (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

The guys then made the trip to New Orleans and met us at the apartment at 8 a.m. Friday. Friday, it was nothing but blue skies and sunshine in New Orleans. Nice change.

Word of advice to fellow newcomers: Make sure your moving truck has directions on roads that will accommodate a big truck. Our truck had to detour because of construction and the top of the truck pulled down a cable hanging overhead. Ruh roh.

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