What a day.
It began at 0200. We had breakfast at the Hilton that included face painting and itchy grass skirts. It was about 40 degrees, a little cold for a Southern Gal. Well, we were all packed and loaded on the float at about 0500, but because of a little breakdown, we did not arrive at the beginning of the parade until 0900. Some break huh?
I know!!!! If you hate traffic, this would have been a nightmare for you.
As the float rolled on, it was something that I never experienced before. I could not get enough beads going to everybody and all I could hear was, I want a coconut! Hey, Hey, You, I want a coconut and yes, I had some folks to run after the float for a few blocks…like I used to do. There were people bringing babies as young as 2 months-old to the float for a coconut! Unbelievable, the baby can’t even say the word!
I had a blast, but I’m real glad it is over…gotta get back to patient care on tomorrow.