As most of the Christian world knows last Tuesday was Fat Tuesday which marks the last day before the beginning of Lent. In New Orleans, the event is characterized by the last of the Mardi Gras parades. Not to be outdone Port Aransas Has its own version of a Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras parade. I must tell you that I took over 100 photos of the show and can only give you a representative sample of the participating members. So here is the Mardi Gras parade Port Aransas style.
The parade started with two police cars leading the way
This is a photo of some typical participants. Adult beverages were de rigor.
The float members were pitching beads and candy to the bystanders.
Here is a boat theme. Wonder how they got that idea? Notice the guy picking up the beads. He didn’t even have to take off his shirt.
This is the only photo of the fifty golf carts in the parade. It is typical, and most look similar.
Another boat. Go figure.
This Humvee was well decorated. Lots of candy came off this baby.
This child was very cute, so I kept it in.
This float is actually a portable bar that visits the beach now and then
I thought the motorized chair showed a lot of grit and so typical of the spirit of Port Aransas. A big applause was given.
There is a Parrot Head chapter in Port Aransas. I know a big shock.
Here is the Chamber of Commerce float and of course the guy is texting and floating. Probably ordering carry out.
There were some cool cars in the parade like this Camaro.
This float got the Awwwww award. Seemed strange having innocent children in a celebration of overindulgence. They were cute, though.
Here’s a red Chevy
And a custom hot rod from Colorado
My favorite was this vintage Pontiac. I think it is a 1949 and it is in pristine condition
The parade ended with the EMS team.
I hope you like the parade. It was very much fun and I collected a lot of beads and candy as well.