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Saturday, December 03, 2016
  • On the Road with Tom Sadowski, Part 1
    Day 1, Saturday, January 31, 2015 — Off on a glorious road trip to find Maine's lost party heritage. . . . No, just kidding. Of course Maine isn't going to let my wife and me go south without a winter fight. I expected a line of neighbors throwing snowballs . . .
  • On the Road with Tom Sadowski, Part 2: The Quest Continues
    Of course we have taken this trip to New Orleans to search for Maine's lost party heritage strictly for religious reasons. Would anyone leave Maine in February on any other account? The entire Mardi Gras celebration is religiously rooted in Lent . . .
  • On the Road with Tom Sadowski, Part 3: The Adventure Continues
    Day 11, Tuesday, February 10, 2015 — On our continuing quest to rediscover Maine's lost party heritage, we took aim at New Orleans when we began the day at Cape Coral and shot up the coast - but didn't make it out of Florida. . . .
  • On The Road with Tom Sadowski, Part 4: Mardi Gras, the Final Frontier
    Day 14, Friday, February 13, 2015 — Arriving in New Orleans, I got a quick lesson in Mardi Gras parade basics. I learned they are put together and sponsored by organizations called krewes. Each parade has a theme and typically runs one to two hours. . . .