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Gasparilla Children’s Parade

All week-long Matty and I have been stuck in the house with Strep throat.  Andy and I were crossing our fingers that he would wake up Saturday morning and be fever free…and after 5 long days I am happy to report that he was.  Neither he nor myself are completely back to normal yet, but we needed to get everyone out of the house.  Today was the Gasparilla children’s parade.  Every year I look forward to this parade because Davy loves pirates so much.  We were originally making plans with Mark and Karen, but since the sickness took over we decided it would be best to do that next year.  We decided to keep it simple and planned on not staying to long.

We quickly found parking on Howard and Morrison behind Tiny Tap and walked down to Bayshore.  We didn’t have front row seating but we were plenty close enough to catch a ton of beads.  The weather was 55, clear skies, brisk and windy.  We stayed for about two hours, ate some cotton candy and a corn dog, bought two plastic pirate swords and headed out.  It was a perfect day outing.

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