The last weekend in January we head down to Tampa to celebrate Tampa’s biggest and most celebrated non religious holiday….Gasparilla! We had been down in Tampa in past years for things during Gasparilla weekend but never went. This year had an added bonus to attend mom was in the parade. She joined the new Krewe of Queen Anne’s Revenge. She was the most beautiful “pirate” ever! She hooked us up too by buying us passes for the Catering by the Family tent and a parking pass at a local church. I have always attend Gasparilla from the other side. Being on the other side means a lot of walking and pushing through crowds to get your spot on the parade route, being hungry and thirsty and tired of standing, and crazy people, lots of crazy people.
It was a gorgeous day!!!
Here is mom’s float!
Mom and Adam!
We had such a great time and say so many strange people to watch! Our favorite “friend” was this lady that was on the “other side.” One of the radio stations slogans for the parade was beads out the butt. Well she spelled butt wrong. So some one from or side went and fixed her sign. She never let it bring her down she was read to catch some beads!
On Sunday before we headed back Dad took us out of the boat to eat lunch at Hula Bay.