Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Busy and Fun Day

The day started with Larry’s famous biscuits and gravy at the clubhouse.  Then Mikee and I got busy changing out the oil in Winne.  Mike and Peggy are “fixinto” to head out on Tuesday. :-( 

For lunch, Mike, Peggy, Judy, and I went to Stacy’s Old Time Drugstore where they have a real live soda fountain.  The men folk had Polish Dawgs while the ladies shared a tuna sandwich – we all had milk shakes.  That was fun and yummy to say the least.

We spent the afternoon taking a short nap and then playing with the new batteries, converter, and inverter.  Everything appears to be functioning properly except the charging voltage levels are about a half a volt lower than they should be.  I’ll need to check the output right at the converter itself.  If the output is correct there, then I’ll need to check all the connections between the converter and the batteries.  It’s really no biggie since there’s enough voltage to recharge the batteries, however, it may just take a little longer then it would otherwise.

At five-thirty we headed off to Fairhope for the Mardi Gras parade.  Wow, what a difference a year makes.  Last year it was soooooo cold that there was absolutely no way that we’d have even considered attending an evening parade in Fairhope.  It was 70* last night which made it a perfect night for a parade.  

Lots of People In Attendence

Mardi Gras celebrations in Alabama are nice family affairs (not like the hoopla in New Orleans) which means lots and lots of kids at the parades.  It was a great parade and we loved seeing families enjoying the evening together.

Parade Float Parade Float

They certainly had lots and lots of “throws”; enough so that everyone should have been able to have gotten something.  We came home with plenty of beads and a half dozen moon pies (which we don’t really care for).  A good time was certainly had by all.

Thus that brings another day to a close.  Take Care and God Bless - - - - - - -  

1 comment:

  1. OH, ENVY, Shame on you for making me sin and here on Sunday too. I was raised with Madi Gras and Moon Pies, and so enjoyed both of them........I could set and eat a box of moon pies in a day if I didn't control myself.......Thank you for sharing the pictures!