While driving to Alexandria to visit in-laws over the weekend, we stopped at the Grand Prairie Rest Area on I-49 in St. Landry Parish (Sunday is my "cheat day", so a Snickers and a Mr. Pibb Extra were so totally appropriate!), and this is what I saw in the vending machines.

What a great idea! If people are from out-of-state they, for one dollar, can get some Mardi Gras beads and tell people that they did crazy, questionable, immoral things on Bourbon Street to earn them!

I believe that this is a brilliant idea! They should set these up in along Bourbon Street, someone would probably make a nice profit.