yes, ladies and gentlemen,
once a year (for a period of several weeks), the city of tampa, florida celebrates gasparilla. ..to sum it up, it's a party on wheels, hulls, and floats.
anyway, part of the fun consists of "the invasion of tampa bay" by a rowdy array of gun-toting and sword-wielding bad-boy-pirates, who attack by sea, take hostages, and then parade through the city.
this year, a new england contingent (consisting of donna, clare, jerry and roberta) is flying down for the event. ..jungle jim casey will be making his way, from destin. ..i'll be joining the fray a bit late (due to work), but nothing could stop me from being with the best of the best of friends/family/fun, beginning on january 29th-ish.
all of us will be in full pirate regalia.
look for pictures and stories on a future post, on a blog near you.