Today is Fat Tuesday, don’t we all wish we were living it up in New Orleans right now!! Where does the tradition come from, it actually dates to medieval Europe, but established in New Orleans in 1718 by Bienville. Since then, and through history it has evolved from eloquent social balls, to the carnival, to what it has become now, dubbed the “Greatest Free Show on Earth!” Those lucky enough to go might be there for the beads and throws, and if you are lucky you might even catch a doubloon. Or perhaps you are just there for the carnival itself, which lands on “Fat Tuesday” and is always the day before Ash Wednesday. Whatever your reason for going, you are sure to have a good time, just make sure to keep yourself safe!!