Wednesday, January 26, 2011


We went to "The Pirate Parade" last weekend. For those of you who aren't from Tampa, this is our version of Mardi Gras, except the kid-friendly stuff happens one weekend, and the "adults-only" events occur on another. That works well for us.

This year was really fun, although cold. Yes, yes, I know you are sniggering at us. But it's all about the clothing, people! I don't tend to think FL can get much past "chilly", so I didn't dress Claire in anythimg more than a long sleeved shirt and a jean jacket. That wasn't enough for the 1.5 mile walk to the car and back, plus parade and the fun dinner party. She was a champ, though, and never complained through her blue, chattering lips. It was around 45 when we left, which is COLD for Floridians.
Shiver me timbers, it's the pirates, come to take over Tampa!
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