My dad and step-mom gave a wonderful gift to us this year. They purchased tickets for all of us to go on a 4 night cruise together. We went on the Carnival Elation which left out of Mobile, Alabama. Mike and I got into town on the afternoon of January 5th. By the time we got to our hotel we were ready to go find ourselves some dinner. We enjoyed some crawfish tails and oysters. A first for me!!
Unknown to us, the big daddy football bowl was in town and they were having a parade right where we were eating dinner. It's what I imagine Mardi Gras looks like, but about 50 times more calm. There were beads and moon pies everywhere!