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How The Rest Of Louisiana Does Mardi Gras

01/31/2013 07:42 am ET | Updated Apr 02, 2013
  • The GypsyNesters Founders, GypsyNester.com; Authors of 'Going Gypsy: One Couple's Adventure from Empty Nest to No Nest at All'

Chasing chickens, dancing on horseback, drinking at five in the morning, boucherie and fais do-do -- it's all part of what folks outside of New Orleans call the real Mardi Gras.

Skip Bourbon Street and check out how the rest of Louisiana celebrates.

Real Mardi Gras

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