Friday, February 1, 2013

Neighborhood Boat Parade

Yep, that's Ken standing on the dock.

It's almost the weekend and I'm just getting around to posting pics from last weekend.  We took a break from things last Saturday for the annual boat parade in our neighborhood ... Krewe of Bilge.  (I swear it seems like I just posted about last year's parade)!  It was a perfect day to "escape", with temps in the mid-70's and blue skies.  Good friends, good food and some cold beverages topped it all off!  

These pirates actually gave stuff away!

The theme was Disney ... Dumbo even squirted water out of his trunk!  Mickey's on the back.

101 Dalmations

Traffic jam in front of the local bar!

I wish I would have gotten her picture, but there was a little girl (about 4 years old) that was having the best conversation with me ... in Spanish!  I couldn't understand a word she was saying.  Every now and then she'd throw a little English into the mix.  I really want to learn Spanish when things slow down a bit.

  It was good to kick back and laugh for the day.  Since then, Ken and I have been busy working on our rental all week.  Next week we'll paint the inside of the house, and the rest of the repairs can be done a little at a time.  We listed the house and put the "For Sale" sign in the yard.  Two houses for sale ... can we sell at least one of them soon?!

All this hard work means we can take another break this weekend.  We're looking forward to celebrating our daughter's 21st birthday (we can't believe she's all grown up) and going to the French Quarter to take part in all the Super Bowl happenings.  It's gonna be a fun weekend!  

Hasta luego ... until then.  Mid-Life Cruising!


Sandee said...

What a fun weekend. Nothing better than a boat parade and a nice bar at the end of it. Doesn't get any better than that.

♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Erica,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

Have a fabulous day and a better weekend. ☺

Neophyte Cruiser said...

I hope you guys realize how cool it is to be able to watch a boat parade from your yard! That's something that would be tough to give up. said...

Wow! Are those umbrellas meant for SUN protection? I think I have some of those somewhere, but I am having trouble remembering what it feels like to need them. Cool event!

Ken n Cheryl said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes Sandee!

Neophyte, we do treasure our neighborhood but we pay for it! The taxes and insurance have gotten ridiculous ... we'll miss it but not that much! =)

LCP, it was a beautiful and warm day!

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