Saturday we headed to Gulfport MS, we left here around 9:30 so we could get there early and find a great place to park. We arrived about 10:30 and as luck would have it we ended up parking right on the parade route. Since we had awhile till the parade started at 2pm we took a walk to check out the area, we found a place for Dave to get a crawfish lunch and a Sonic for me to get a burger, we also did a lot of people watching which was quite entertaining as folks were all getting geared up for the parade. We were a few cars down from a family who we talked with a few times, we received offers of beer and food from them but declined on both counts.
|My lunch companion!!|
At 1pm the road was closed and people started getting their chairs in position, we were asked by one couple if we minded if they put there chairs behind our truck, then we were asked by another couple. Of course we didn't mind the more the merrier. Turns out these two couples were also full timers so we had lots in common with them. The time waiting for the parade to start passed quickly while talking all things rv with these two other couple, one couple Toni & Eddie from Nebraska have been on the road 11 years, Mike and Lizzie from Hoboken NJ have been on the road since 2010.
While not nearly as lavish as the floats in NOLA nor were than any costumed folks like we saw on TV that evening from NOLA we thoroughly enjoyed our time and made some new friends. Sure hope our paths cross again, have we said lately how much we love this lifestyle and the great folks we are meeting.
|Lizzie & Mike|
|Toni & Eddie|
Until next time...