It's a Pirate's Life.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

"Gaspa-what?" I said when I first heard of the over-a-century-old tradition that takes place in Tampa each year.  Since then, I have become much more familiar with the renowned Gasparilla. It's a fun-filled event that begins with the pirates taking over the city and continues with a parade in which the pirates throw beads and coins while shooting blank pistols from floats.

Lucky for me, I had my two friends from college and my older sister come into town for the weekend.  Laura, Danielle, Katie, and I dressed up for the occasion and embarked on the Gasparilla adventure on Saturday morning.  It was a fun-filled day that consisted of yummy food, tons of fun, and an incredible amount of beads.  By the end of the day, we were POOPED!

All in all, the weekend was a wonderful success and I'm so grateful for my visitors. It was great to catch up with everyone and I'm looking forward to visiting them in the near future.  What would have made the weekend even better was if Kelly and Alex had been here! (sorry Javi, this one was a girls weekend)


Scientific Housewife said...

I didn't go this year but it was a great day for it. Looks like you guys had fun!

Gawgus things... said...

This looks like such good fun! Girls weekends are the best :) xx

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

i used to live in florida and always wanted to go to Gasparilla! next time i visit i will have to go to tampa and go to this event!

Oh to Be a Muse

Running On Happiness said...

That looks like an awesome and fun event!! I love anything themed. PS, what did you have to do to get all those beads!!?! Show some booty? Ok lame joke, I know. ;)

Running on Happiness

Kristen said...

Looks like a really fun event (and the weather looks gorgeous too)! Love girls weekends. :)

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

This is too funny it makes me want to live in Florida. And yes I am saying several pirate sayings in my head as I type this.

~k said...

Aargh! Sounds like such a fun festival! I love the booty bag!

Anna of IHOD said...

Oh my gosh, one of my good friends goes to this every year and I hadn't heard of it till she told me about it. Looks like such a blast!

kileen said...

omg, this looks like so much fun! i love all the sparkly necklaces and bandannas!

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Chelsea said...

Sounds like a total ball! Seriously, you girls are making me want to move to Florida more and more. Glad to hear you had a good weekend (:

Wonderful Wednesday,
Early to Rise

ashley in wonderland said...

how fun! have you seen arrested development? it reminds me of the pilot episode. so funny!

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