Shrimpapalooza 2013

My favorite Old Homosassa Parade was held Saturday. (Yeah, it’s the only Old Homosassa street parade.)

We started out the day with some excitement just getting there.  Terry went to Wesley Chapel to pick up the two older grandkids that live there, Courtney and Justin, so they could enjoy the parade and festival with us.  The streets were closing at 10 am so we knew it would be a race to get back home before the deadline.  Terry made it to Smokin’ Mos which was pretty close to the beginning of the parade so I walked down to meet them. And he had the wrong kids–Kendall and Jack!  Surprise!  But he had Courtney and Justin’s clothes. I’ve given up trying to figure all that out. Since we were at the restaurant anyhow, we had breakfast at Smokin’ Mos and waited for the fun to start.

This parade has all the necessary ingredients for success.

A band!

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Crystal River High School Band

Floats!

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Who is Chad Crawford?

Shrimpapalooza 2013

Shrimpapalooza 2013

Shrimpapalooza 2013

Golf Carts!

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Those pink ladies on the back are shrimp. Lots of shrimp depicted in the shrimpapalooza!

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Shrimpapalooza 2013
Hey, that’s Kathy Beck! She must be famous!

Spectators

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Glad we already ate breakfast because it looks like everyone that works at Smokin’ Mos is out here!
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Yep, there’s Carol and Cristine! And the rest of the crew was in the parade!
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Hey, there’s a bunch of our neighbors!
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Wow! Those are some cute kids!

We didn’t make it to the festival since Kendall (almost 5) told me she was “weared out” (probably from wearing all those beads) and wanted to go P-L-A-Y at our house.  (A recent thing with Kendall, she likes to spell things out for me)  But the parade was fun, fun, fun.  And by the end of the day playing with Jack and Kendall, I was “weared out”, too.

 

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