Simple secrets, hacks, and tips you don't want to pass up! Hey guys, it’s almost Mardi Gras! In the great state of Louisiana,and it is always go big or go home. So, what if you are not into the going big part ? I know, I know, I sound a bit ungrateful, because people actually pay good money to visit Louisiana at this festive time. I, on the other hand, can do without the big crowds, barricades, sometimes unfavorable news reports, and parade memorabilia. I know others who would agree. For many people in Louisiana, this is like an extra vacation week. Some schools actually let the kids out for an entire week, other schools are out only Monday through Wednesday.