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Friday, February 01, 2008

It's Mardi Gras Time!!

Our park held its first Mardi Gras event of the season tonight! Over the next four days, we'll attend lots of activities here at the park as well as in the area. The weather finally looks like it's going to be good for parade-watching and we intend to take advantage of it.

The theme for our park's Mardi Gras activities this year is "Super Heroes." Tonight's
event was called "First Night." Aren't we good? :) This is the night where we find our King and Queen and swear them in for the duration of Mardi Gras. We have a dinner first, then cupcakes are passed around to see who gets the cupcakes with the babies in them. These are folks who become the King and Queen. After the King & Queen are found, they are escorted out to be dressed in their royal attire. After they are dressed, they are brought out before the people to be sworn in. Once the swearing in has occurred, the people put on a show for their royal amusement.

Well, I'm sure you won't be surprised to find that I was right in the thick of the show!
:) I have found myself involved in the committees that are in charge of each day's activities. Believe me, I didn't intend for that to happen - but, I am having fun!

Tonight's show began with a poetry reading by The Chenilles. It was a great poem entitled, "In the Land That Made Me, Me." It talked about a time when the world was a simpler place. It was funny that I was chosen to read it because most of the stuff happened either before I was born or when I was very young! But, it was a good poem. I saw another poem that was very similar, with lots of the same verses, called "In the Land of Sandra Dee."

We then had a couple of skits. One of which was about a crazed housewife finding her toilet overflowing on Super Bowl Sunday and she was expecting a crowd in just a couple of hours. She needed to find a plumber and quick! Yep, you guessed it - I was the housewife. Our friend, Darrell, was the plumber and he was great. The upshot was the plumber was a hero to the housewife. We got a lot of laughs. There are several pics at our Webshots site, if you want to see more. Just click on the link to the left.

We ended our show with an appearance of the Village People, our version of them, that is. We had a policeman, an Indian squaw, a Soldier, a firefighter, a cowboy and a construction worker. Each one shared how he or she was a
hero to the people. They then led the crowd in singing "YMCA."

We may be goofy, but we sure do have a lot of fun. Tomorrow's breakfast at the clubhouse, a parade in Foley at noon, then dinner at a highly rated seafood restaurant in Orange Beach, followed by a parade at 6:30. Big day!! :) I'm sure I'll have lots of pictures to share.

Until the next time . . .

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