Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mardi Gras to Alaska

We couldn’t be out on the trail today because there was just too much going on in our campground.  As you know, this is Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras or Carnival is at its peak today.

Not every area of the country gets quite as excited about Mardi Gras as Louisiana and lower Alabama, but way over here in central Florida we had our little parade.  It didn’t last long, but it was a whole lot of fun.  Not sure what the cows in the pasture across the fence thought about the commotion.

Several couples in the campground spent last summer in Alaska.  If you’ve been reading this blog for very long, you know Gene and I were there as well as Tony and Diana.  We didn’t travel together, but met up a couple times during the summer.  Also there were Wanda and Wallace, the campground managers at this park.  Traveling with them were Wanda’s cousin and her husband, Bea and Bennett as well as Fran and Sharon.  Also in Alaska, but traveling with a different group were Marilyn and Larry.

Diana took the initiative to get us all together for a little reminiscing this afternoon.  We all gathered at Tony and Diana’s rig to eat a little, drink a little, and swap a few tales.

That’s it for today.  Thanks for tagging along.


  1. I'm staying hunkered down on the refuge today. It can get a little wild on Fat Tuesday this close to New Orleans. :)

  2. Thanks for the reminder - never even realized it was Fat Tuesday! Don't hear much about Mardi Gras over here in Palm Springs. This is Cinco de Mayo country!

  3. looks like the parade and the celebrations were enjoyed by all!!

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