Teaching Mardi Gras Newbies the Ropes — Woo’s World
I had a great opportunity a while back when I was invited to help host a busload of tour directors that came here from all over North America for a convention. They were here in Shreveport and Bossier City looking for future convention sites and tour bus destinations.
There were ten tour buses in all each going to different destinations. The movie industry, the food industry and, of course, Mardi Gras to mention but a few. Since I was lucky enough to be a Mardi Gras Queen for the Krewe of Centaur, I hosted the Mardi Gras bus.
All decked out in crown and queenly jewels. the tour directors were duly impressed. We loaded everyone down with lots of beads and boas and Mardi Gras hats so they looked the part. Mardi Gras chic!
First stop: a frozen drink establishment for a delicious frozen concoction. Large, of course; no smalls allowed. Then, on to Krewe of the Centaur Float Den, where everyone was given a tour of the floats and plenty of cold beer. A stop at Tubb's Hardware was also in order, and jello shots were furnished on the bus. We finished up at Ernest's for a wonderful buffet and even more beverages.
Talk about a successful tour! They were wearing their hats crooked on their heads, slurring their words and said Shreveport Bossier was the most fun destination they had ever visited. Four of them promised they were joining the Krewe and would be back for the parade next February.
I wonder if it was my wonderful dialog on the bus that showed them such a great time? Hummm...
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