We had a big St. Patrick's Day celebration here at the park. It started off with a wonderful parade.
This is our beautiful Emcee, E.J.
Decorated golf carts and even a BOAT!
The Fiesta Kitchen Band
Here is the back of that golf cart - the guy is doing the "Irish jig" and is belted in so he doesn't fall off the cart!
The Val Vista Charity Quilters - (a future post is planned on these fine ladies!)
Some of our "Red Hatters"
Always a crowd favorite......The Lawn Chair Brigade!
Jim is the second from the left. "Attention!"
"Right Shoulder Chair"
"Straighten 'em up!"
"Hand on chair"
"Hike 'em up" (the pants)
"Left! Left! Left, right, left!"
The Drillettes (lady marchers)
Even our dogs are Irish!
Some more "Red Hatters". Or should I say "Mad Hatters"? That's what it would be if I joined!
Another decorated cart
Let's peek inside that cart....two Irish princesses!
An oldie but a goodie, and I'm not talking about the people inside!
I don't know if this is a good idea in a senior park, with SENIORS driving no less, but they covered the front shield of their golf cart so they had to peek around it to see. Maybe they were hoping on the "Luck of the Irish" that they wouldn't hit anyone? Ha ha!
An Irishman on a recumbent three-wheeler!
This group is another crowd favorite. Every year they come up with a comical idea, and this year they didn't disappoint us!
These were the "pole" dancers, who each grabbed a piece of fabric and danced around the pole.
Just love their names!
There was jousting in the street!
The Knights of the Tempted
Sheriff of Nottieham (naughtyham)
This wench was eyeing one of the parade watchers, who happened to be my friend's husband, Bob!
"Going Green" golf cart
This year's parade featured a lot of people's pets. It was pretty cute!
And this, my friend, says it all....
There was a hamburger fry after the parade. For six bucks you get a hamburger with all the trimmings including lettuce, tomato, cheese, and grilled onions, bag of chips, beans, and some ice cream. It also include a pop or one green beer. I didn't take a photo of the cooks, but this is the line for condiments and such.
You could either choose to sit inside the ballroom, or outside and listen to the band playing in the courtyard.
There was a crowd in both places. Here is the courtyard.
Did YOU see a leprechaun yesterday? I did!
I hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day!