I plan to go to Mardi Gras this year. Well I should have planned. I need to put in my vacation time for next year and have not even thought about it. I have students till noon today and have to have my leave figured out before I go home. So I was kinda hoping you (collective foo people) could help me out. What days are good to go? in fact, I dont even know what days it is this year. what is the biggest party days? Where should we (wife and I) stay? Can we stay out of town and ride a bus in? My wife does not ride a bike or walk very far. Any tips and/or suggestions I should know?