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  • Writer's pictureJessica Cocco

Tales from the Deep South: Hattiesburg to New Orleans Adventure

Hello fellow travelers and adventure-seekers! Today, I'm thrilled to share with you the latest leg of our journey as we make our way through the heart of the South, from the charming city of Hattiesburg, Mississippi and back to the vibrant streets of New Orleans, Louisiana. Our arrival in Hattiesburg was met with warm Southern hospitality and picturesque landscapes. We found a lovely campground with ample space for our furry companions and even a serene pond to relax by. Toby was overjoyed to stretch his legs in the well-equipped dog park!

Our journey took us back to the iconic city of New Orleans, just in time to experience the electrifying atmosphere of Fat Tuesday during Mardi Gras (just so happens we were here!). For those unfamiliar, Mardi Gras is a celebration of indulgence before the fasting period of Lent. Fat Tuesday, as the name suggests, is all about enjoying rich foods and festivities before the solemnity of Ash Wednesday.

Walking through the bustling streets of New Orleans during Mardi Gras felt like stepping into a different world. The vibrant parades, colorful costumes, and lively music created an atmosphere unlike any other. It was as if Halloween had collided with a carnival, resulting in an explosion of joy and revelry.

One of the most remarkable aspects of Mardi Gras is its inclusivity. People from all walks of life come together to celebrate, creating a sense of unity and camaraderie that is truly heartwarming. And despite the early hour, the streets were alive with energy and excitement, a testament to the enduring spirit of this beloved tradition.


Our next destination beckons: the charming coastal town of Galveston, Texas. But not before we make a pit stop in Louisiana to savor the rich culture and hospitality of this unique state. Stay tuned for more updates from our Southern adventure as we continue to explore the beauty and diversity of this fascinating region. Until next time, y'all!

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