Depending on the driver and of course the number of riders, Bourbon Street is only about a case of beer away from A&M. Much to my parent’s chagrin, New Orleans became a second home for me and my running buddies, which may partially explain my insatiable drinking habit and my affinity for Cajun cuisine.
As much as I enjoy good drunken buffoonery, I have never been a huge fan of Mardi Gras. A mob of 100,000 drunken idiots, crammed onto narrow streets, pushing and shoving as they move to and fro is not my idea of fun. No, I prefer to drink alone….. But, regardless of my likes or dislikes, Mardi Gras has become a huge part of the Cajun culture and has greatly influenced the region as a whole.