Sunday, February 19, 2012

Galveston Mardi Gras Parades

One of the perks of staying in Dickinson, TX in February is the nearby Galveston fun.  We have enjoyed so many outings to Galveston but their photos are for another post.  This one is of the 2/11/12 Mardi Gras Parades.  Knitting friend Billie Rae invited us to attend the noon Seawall parade with her family so we had a great location near 39th street with nearby parking.  By nearby I mean just a block or so away.  The sun was shining brightly but the temperature was cool and the wind was cold.  This was heavy coat & ears covered weather. 

Between grabbing bead necklaces thrown from the floats I snapped a few photos of the floats.  Ron was able to get even more beads for me..

Ron and I went to the evening Seawall parade and the lights on the foats were great but they sure didn't photograph well.  We grabbed even more beads.  We had such fun visiting with other parade goers and watching people that it was almost as much fun as watching the bands strut and the floats.  Here is a photo of my two-parade haul of beads.  Lots of bling!