Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mardi Gras Periwinkle Park Style

Every year Periwinkle Park and Campground where we live most of the year has a huge Mardi Gras party. It begins with a parade through the Park and is followed by a picnic lunch which is paid for by the owners. It is lots of fun and everyone looks forward to it.

In past years the parade has formed in the campground and made it's way to our side of the Park. This year it started on our street and ended in the campground.This was the scene just two doors down at 10:00 this morning. And yes, they were already supping on adult beverages.This was the lead car in the parade. I love the license plate.Our parade has a little bit of everything. Notice that both the American and Canadian flags lead the parade. We have lots of part time residents from Ontario and Quebec. We have a Kazoo band led by some rather amazing creatures.
We have Bubble Girls led by none other than Elvis himself.
We have lovely hula girls. It's not too many places where when the hula girls finish dancing some little kid yells, "Hi Grandma".We have our very version of the Briefcase Guys. Ours are the Lovely Lawn Chair Gals.And of course, every Mardi Gras parade has floats. In our case--float.
And what's a parade with out a few politicians trying to get votes.

After the parade ends, everyone heads to the campground where grills, foodlines, and lots of tables and chairs are set up. I have often wondered how many people come in off the street to get the free food. It seems like our population triples on this day!
And so, another Mardi Gras has come and gone and a great time was had by all. Along with everyone else, I was able to add to my collection of Mardi Gras loot.


Tootie said...

Snowbird It looks like the parade was lots of fun this year. Next year we want pictures of you and Mr. C dressed as birds or something. :-) Something like 'Snowbird and her Flock'. :-)

And, I signed myself up as a Follower. That loss of Followers was sure a mystery.

Gayle said...

You know, you guys are really making me writhe with jealousy these days! That looks like so much fun!

busybee2 said...

What a great day for a party! Looked like lots of fun.

gail said...

You guys sure know how to party!

ChrisC and JonJ said...

That looks like so much fun!
As good as a crawl?
And this follower thing is weird...I had to sign up again.

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

For some reason I didn't get lost in the "followers" snafu.

Wish I could have seen that parade. But I feel like I didn't miss a thing! Except adult beverages at 10 AM!! The Lawn Chair Girls looked fun!!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

love the lawn chair ladies.

Jeanne said...

That looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

Tink *~*~* said...

Yo, Sno - looks like a good time was had by all. I especially liked the lawn chairs :)

Tink *~*~*
Now Playing at My Mobile Adventures *~*~* : Sanibel Island, pre-Charlie

DeeDee said...

What no King Cake! When we lived in southern MS and Mobile Ala..(origianal site of Mardi Gras) the best part of MG was eating King cakes...of course calories went out the window during MG week..maybe that's why they call it FAT Tuesday!

Looks like fun was had by all!
Joy, DeeDee

The Farmer Files said...

This looked like so much fun! So did you dress up?