Sunday, February 15, 2015

Lamardi Gras Party!

Kim was disappointed when we had to leave Goose Island SP before the weekend. The local VFD was having a Mardi Gras Celebration. The name of the town is Lamar, hence "Lamardi Gras".  We decided to stay in the area for a bit longer. We chose to stay at Bay View RV Park. It is very unlike most places we stay. The sites are very close together and is a major step down from Goose Island SP. The only view we have out all of our windows are other RV's. Oh, well. We have a heated pool, hot tub, laundry and many social activities and cable TV and full hookups.

On Friday night February 13, we made plans to meet our new friends, Bill and Lisa at the Mardi Gras. It was a bit smaller than we expected, but they had two good bands playing. They were both quite good. We had a few adult beverages and even did a bit of dancing. Bill and Lisa happened to meet a couple in the food area that are full timers originally from Wisconsin. The 6 of us talked a bit between songs and it was really fun to compare stories. Bob and Rox are younger retirees like us. Bob likes to kayak and is quite active as I am and Rox sits back and laughs at him like Kim does with me.

Here is a shot of the party:

We got up on Saturday morning and went to the parade. They had fire engines, ROTC groups marching and golf carts decorated for a contest. And of course they all had "throws".

We got plenty of beads.

This was my favorite golf cart:

Kim liked the queens. She could tell you all about this movement.

We had planned to have Valentines dinner at a local restaurant on Saturday. We decided to make it a group dinner and all 6 of us met at Charlotte Plumbers on the bay. The meal was fine, but the conversation was better. I am always learning new tip and tricks and most importantly, great places to go and things to do.

We then made plans to go back to the Mardi Gras to listen to music and hang out a bit more. The bad was very good, but too loud to talk. We still had fun and did a bit more dancing. It is amazing what a little alcohol will to do a guys judgement.

This was another one of those hidden gems. I was not expecting much, but because of meeting some great folks the weekend turned out to be a blast. 

We will stay in this area for a few more days. The weather looks bad the next few days with lows in the 40's and highs in the 50's. That does not sound bad, but the wind in out of the north at around 20. We will see what additional trouble we can find over the next few days. 

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