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Welcome to our travels and adventures

It’s Mardis Gras at the Plantation

1601162 Jan 31 Ladies With Actress At End Of EveningI have no explanation for taking soooo long to update our blog except that we are tooo busy having fun and I still ask the same question – is this legal? Anyway, January ends with Barb, Marti, Ann & Kelli taking in a live play in Pensacola and can you guess what it was about? Well, if you chose anything other than quilting, you were wrong. Yes, a live stage play with quilting as the theme. They started with lunch and then onto downtown Pensacola to the play. The ladies had a great time and recommended the play to other quilters here at the Plantation.

1602024 Feb 05 Purple Ray Crowns The King


1602026 Feb 05 Bead Throwing DanceMardis Gras was early this year with the craziness at the Plantation starting on the first Friday of February. It kicks off with a dinner – of course, we’re Escapees and there is always a good reason to dine – then once this years King & Queen have been identified, they go off to dress in their Royal garb, get sworn in and then the party of skits, singing and all 1602040 Feb 05 Gary & Millie The Clownsaround silliness beginns until Fat Tuesday. This years theme was the circus and all that it brings. Who said ‘send in the clowns’?

1602067 Feb 07 The Cane Chair Auctioneer1602090 Feb 08 Jerry And Betty Taber The Clowns

1602055 Feb 06 Bead Throwing TimeOn Saturday, Tom & Cheryl and Barb & I went to the Mullet 1602057 Feb 06 Bad Pirates On The MoveMates parade at Point Clear on Mobile Bay. It’s a small community parade and that is perfect for us. The floats are creative albeit mostly home made and the throws are good – this year Barb caught a small stuffed tiger – and you can get up close and personal to watch the fun. After, we wandered into Fairhope, prowled around the artsy town and French Quarter and ended up at 1602062 Feb 06 Flowers Of FairhopeMcSharries for a beverage. Sunday was a quiet day except for the Ice Cream social and of course, more skits and good times celebrating Mardis Gras here at the Plantation.

1602039 Feb 05 Al And Janet The Shooter Gals1602038 Feb 05 Barb And Janet

Our highlight of Monday was the Plantation’s 1602086 Feb 08 Dot Ashe Rides By1602074 Feb 08 Honor Guard Start Paraderendition of a Mardis Gras parade. Golf carts, bikes and trikes all decorated in green, gold, and purple. The King & Queen were on the last ‘float’ of utility wagon, tossing beads and moon pies at the throngs of parade attendees! I was honoured to be asked to be part of the Military Honour Guard. I made sure the organizer knew that I did not have miltary experience but he said it didn’t matter so I carried the POW MIA flag. It was a thrill for me and I carried it proudly!

1602088 Feb 08 A Lone Tractor Passes By1602077 Feb 08 The King Throws Beads







Barb & I took in the night parade in Fairhope. It was a little cool but hey, it is winter here too.

1602116 Feb 08 Cold Barb At End Of Parade

1602106 Feb 08 The Parade Starts

1602111 Feb 08 Parrot Up High1602112 Feb 08 An Unhappy Tiki1602115 Feb 08 Leo The Lion









1602117 Feb 09 On Our Way To Fat TuesdayAfter the Tuesday dinner, there was more skits, jokes1602120 Feb 09 Ringmaster With A Clown Skyla & Dave and the grand finale to remove the King and Queen from their thrones! It is almost as dramtical as when they are identified at the beginning of Mardis Gras.

1602097 Feb 08 Jerry Diane Sing For Us


1602160 Feb 13 Enjoying Our Time TogetherWednesday, the Platation awakens to normalcy with us attending happy hours, lunches at Big Daddy’s and beautiful evenings at the Sunset Grill, watching the sun dip into Moile Bay.






We hope all is good where you are…..1602153 Feb 13 A Wonderful Location Sunset Grill

1 comment:

  1. what ,,no way its been that long,we never noticed lol...hearing the good times rolling ,and all the beads ,,flying ,and the your shirt up for them (terry),,great pics and too much fun being had ,,(jealous)..we really need to get down there,,might too late for us ,maybe, but never know ..was wondering where the ice cream stories were,but that was answered ..ok big hugs and ttyl.. see you guys soon , we hope ..travel safe when you roll home ..