Dateline: Rainbow Plantation – At 12:01 this morning Mardi Gras 2011 was pronounced dead upon completion. The King and Queen have been dethroned and cast into outer darkness (or in our case, the darkness outside).
All festivities have come to an end and things have returned to “not-so-normal” here at the Plantation.
Last night was the grand finale with a great meatloaf dinner prepared by Larry and his merry revelers, laughter brought on by the Rainbow Plantation Mardi Gras Players,
a costume contest made up of a host of seedy looking characters,
and music by the keenage group named Northwind.
Also, more money was collected for CARE making a total raised during this event of $1,815. CARE (Continuing Assistance for Retired Escapees) answers the question, "What happens to full-time RVers when they cannot take care of their own or their spouse's needs following an illness, injury, surgery, or the progression of a long-term health situation?" It is located in Livingston, Texas and its mission is to provide a safe haven with professional assistance at affordable prices for members whose travels are permanently ended because of age or temporarily interrupted because of health problems.
We have participated in every Mardi Gras here at the Plantation since 2007 with each year’s celebration getting just a little bit better. This year was no exception. A
good, no great time was had by all.
Along with all our reveling, I have been working on our “Desk Project”. The shelf inside the cabinet had broken and we wanted to “rewire” the outlet so that when we are on inverter power we wouldn’t have to move the router and signal amplifier to another location. Also, we needed to rearrange the area where the printer lives in order to make it more “user friendly”. This project should be wrapped up by the end of the week.
Take Care Until Next Time - - - - -