2015 Mardi Gras Golf Cart Parade
Indio, California: The Activities
Committee in this resort is really on top of things. Always planning some
sort of fun event, party, concert, dance, boating excursion, wine pairing, dinner
party or outing - and though there
are some repeat "annual" events, they are always
coming-up with new fun activities. DT and I are really trying
to attend more of the planned events, but it seems
his our travel
schedule rarely allows us to participate.
I had much more important things to do today anyway. Mary and Captain Jim
finally arrived to the Motorcoach Country Club via Maui this afternoon.
(Seriously, times are hard when you have to decide between Maui and Palm Springs
for your winter holidays, don't you think?) Being a good friend, I asked them to
dinner. They had been on the road four long days from Oregon. I knew they would
be tired. I knew they would be hungry. I knew they would be busy settling-in to
their campsite (charging batteries on their boat and golf
cart) and would appreciate a home-cooked meal.
Mary and Captain Jim arrived to our campsite in plenty of time to set up folding chairs curbside
for a good view of the golf cart parade. I served guacamole and chips while we
waited for the parade to begin. As soon as we were seated, visitors
crossed our lawn:
The female is up at the top left of the photo - hidden
(Or I may just be a poor photographer.)
It was like the ducks knew they were
amongst their own kind. The critters were not frightened
of us, just hung around long enough to grab a few bugs
from my garden and waddled off.
So the parade began! I must say there were hardly any entrants compared to
the crowds parading last year, but it still was a very fun event.
This cart gave me a string of beads (NO! I did NOT!)
And the carts just kept coming around the corner
This cart had a Mardi Gras/St. Patrick's Day thing
This cart had a Mardi Gras/Elmo/Easter thing going-on
This couple confessed they bought the last Mardi Gras
decor remaining in the party supply shop.
So the golf carts headed back to the clubhouse for a Fat Tuesday dinner. Mary
and Captain Jim gave a toast to their first beautiful evening at the
Motorcoach Country Club...
... and I brought a bubbling dish of chicken enchiladas out of the oven
(forgot to garnish with cilantro and sliced olives, sigh) and we had a great
Tomorrow, I am driving to Los Angeles to see a certain little baby girl and her
Until my next update, I remain, your reacquainted correspondent.
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