Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Mardi Gras

Bill and Ruth McKeever - Mardi Gras at the RV park in Key West
Key West does not celebrate Mardi Gras. Instead, they have another custom, it's Fantasy Week in October.  If you want to get a better picture of what goes on, just Google Fantasy Week Key West Photos (no link here, it's a family blog). So since Key West had no event this week, Bill and Ruth McKeever decided to hold their own event at their RV park. So we went over for food and beverage starting at 11:00, a feast as you might imagine.

How's a Rolls Royce for getting around town?
Now, this KOA park is not your average RV park. First of all, it's the southermost KOA park in America (there's lot of "southermost" things around here). Second of all, how many RV parks do you see with a Rolls Royce parked in front of one of the RV's?

Typical RVs at the park
The RVs all tend to the huge side of big. Most look like they're on Greyhound Bus frames but they're not satisfied with that. They all have "push out" walls to enlarge the interior even more and flexible porch roofs to provide shade for sitting outside. Not a bad  arrangement. When we left they were going to the Mardi Gras parade consisting of decorated bicycles. I'm sure there're much booze being consumed tonight. 

They also have a nice beach
The beach is part of the RV park. No waves but nice for swimming. It's on the inside of the reef.