Christie, Chris, Brandy and I hit up "Mardi Gras World" on Sunday. Fun times if you enjoy that sort of stuff. Which I very much do. I would recommend that little tour to anyone. Takes less than an hour. They start you off with a movie explaining how the various Krewes formed and how the company came to be, etc. Then you walk through the prop warehouse and they explain how they create them. Showed us some of the floats, etc. They also have a great deck out back right on the river. Check it out sometime.