I know that this is supposed to be only 1 photo for the day, but there were so many faves from going to Gasparilla that I’ve decided there’s no way I can only pick 1! The day started out right, dressing up in our finest pirate garb:
I was sporting a set of mardi gras beads, rockin skull and cross bones cowboy hat, eye patch, hook, and earring, and of course my signature “YAaaaaaarrrr”. We walked through the neighborhoods passed many party houses and onto the parade route… It was very convenient having portable ATMs everywhere. What’s an invasion without ATMs?
We then waited for the Invasion of the city to happen. We passed time by meeting new pirate friends and chugging our homemade “refreshments”
I found out quickly that taking pictures with a hook was not optimal…but a pirate’s gotta do what a pirate’s gotta do!
And so it begins
The police were there to keep us in line… we got a wave but I don’t think he appreciated us asking him to “take it off!”
We made lots and lots of new friends that day. Turns out all you have to do is say “WOOOOOOOOO!” and everyone just joins in the pic:
The weather wasn’t really cooperating, but no one seemed to mind
The food was inspiring! From the largest bowl of greek salad I think I have ever seen, to turkey legs, and corn dogs. All was consumed
These guys are marketing geniuses. Their slogans “You might as well be wet on the inside if you’re gonna be soaked on the outside.”
Only in Florida is it OK to think that if you put little roses on your bra straps, you can wear it with a tube top and it will look good. #classy
Things started to get out of hand and we decided it was time to leave. This guy really wanted to be in on the picture
So even with the rain, fighting, and raucous, we still managed to have a great time this year! Can’t wait for years to come!! Best part was while walking home, having a cop point out to me a girl puking on the sidestreet, where he proceeded to arrest and assault her for being an uncooperative drunk. Alls well that ends well! till next year – ARRRRRGH!