Mardi Gras Parade with a Border Patrol Escort

LOCATION: In our tiny house in Retama Village in Mission, Texas
WEATHER: Beautiful. Sunny. High 85

Today was a busy, fun day. I faithfully did my chair yoga and water aerobics, then got ready to party!

We celebrated Mardi Gras with a golf cart parade followed by gumbo at the clubhouse patio. Only in South Texas…..what a hoot!……Border Patrol guys led the parade, honking their horns and blowing their sirens as we cruised through the neighborhood. So much fun!

We rode in our neighbors’ golf cart which they had decorated with feathers, balloons, and beads.

We dressed up and even wore masks.

About 20 golf carts drove around the neighborhood….and we threw out beads and candy. People sat in lawnchairs in their front yards and cheered us.

At the end of the parade, we enjoyed different kinds of gumbo that residents had made. Here is our friend Jim who made a batch with crab and sausage…

Then, we zipped away with some friends to a private gambling club that had invited us to use their TV lounge to watch the debate. Our friends are big Mayor Pete supporters. It was an interesting experience.

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