Sunday, January 10, 2016

Beaches and Beads

Yesterday, we took an excursion to the beach!  I know you were thinking that all we do is work on the boat all day, so I hate to burst your bubble.  We had a nice day on Dauphin Island, a barrier island at the mouth of Mobile Bay, and it was a treat to explore.  Even more impressive was that it was the first day of Mardi Gras celebration for Mobile.  Can you believe they celebrate Fat Tuesday for over four weeks here?  It all begins with the first parade on Dauphin Island, and we were there to launch the celebration!  After the forty minute parade, we hiked down around Fort Gaines at the eastern tip of the island to get to the beach.  While the water was inviting, we were loaded down with beads and Moon Pies and had about a two mile walk back to the car, so we didn't go for a swim.

I haven't yet figured out the whole Moon Pie thing here in Mobile.  I know they are made in Chattanooga, but somehow Mobile is Moon Pie crazy.  On New Year's Eve, they have a Moon Pie drop downtown.  Yes, it's a giant Moon Pie that gets lowered down the side of a building.  I was happy to watch that one on TV, and not in person.  And now for Mardi Gras, they throw beads and Moon Pies at you from the floats.  We scored nine Moon Pies during the parade!  This seems like a huge marketing opportunity lost by our previous employer. :)

All in all, I think we walked around 5 miles, and we got some good greasy food to boot.  Paradise found? Maybe just for today...

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