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.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
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 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.
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!