Papas World – Madre Gras at Lake Wales – Florida!

We decided to attend this celebration at Lake Wales.

We love a parade – and they threw in the floats!

One of about a dozen floats
and some were as big as this
and others half this size
but all were throwing beads!
MADRE GRAS
at Lake Wales , Florida!
And we placed our chairs
right on the curb in the grass
and had a front row seat!
The BEADS just came our direction
and WE DID NOT HAVE TO DO ANYTHING
to get them! LOL !!!!!
Each float had a different theme
and each float blasted their own music
and each float parked side by side in the park
each blasting their music!
PARTY TIME!!!!!
There was music
there was laughter
there were dancers
there were cops
there was booze
OH I LOVED THIS PARADE
Just sing it to Toby Keith! LOL
A lot of work went into this
on all of these floats!
And of course for my wife
a Float of a viking ship!
Don’t know how the Swedes fit into all of this
but there they were!
The Grand Marshall
I think!
Lake Wales
MADRE GRAS!
They also had a stage with live bands
and all the while in the park
the floats had their own music
and parties going on!
The lake and pier
The entrance to the party by the lake
before the parade
after – we could barely
make our way through here!
Thousands of people converged
and we managed to sit up our chairs
to the left rear of the stage!
A look back from the pier
to the party like tents
from Lake Wales.

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Papa’s World – Walking the neighborhood – SPOOKY !

GOOD MORNING

When we walk – we can take different paths –

some go through our neighbor hoods

And we love those special times of the year

when people tend to decorate !

WELCOME
to
PAPA’S WORLD
walking
for health

Time now is for GHOSTS – GOBLIN’S – WITCHES

and PUMPKIN’S !

The whole works
with a grave yard !

People really get into decorating for all seasons

in our very diverse neighborhoods.

Even Darth Vadar
from STAR WAR’S

There are many different types of decorations

GIANT SPIDERS

There is a lot of effort that goes into some of these !

And of course
from all our childhood or early years
THE GREAT PUMPKIN
CHARLIE BROWN
And then the
really artistic ones
that require imagination
and ability to pull
it all together
My Neighbor Peter
and family
from Serbia

Peter is a giant of a man –

bearded and 6’6

Wife – daughter and son

Always friendly

Lilly – his daughter –

takes care of our flowers

and Tower Gardens

while we are away !

As we walk in the early morning

it is easy to fantasize walking in the dark

only the street lights on from corner to corner

A fog swirling among the trees

and a sign pointing to RIP ROAD –

RIP
What awaits you here ?
It is also a time
of pumpkin spice coffee
pumpkin deserts
and lots of
CANDY

Sherry bought two large bags of Candy

We had over 200 kids last year

and had to shut down early

as we ran out of Candy !

GHOSTS and PUMPKINS
And Monsters

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Hanging around
just waiting for you
A Ghost
waiting by the sidewalk
for
Trick or Treat’s

Now even though we live in a residential neighborhood

Early in the morning when it is dark

when I go outside to pickup the paper

I have seen Turkey’s – Foxes – Deer ( last week two large Bucks)

And – two blocks away

A Black bear was captured on a home security system

walking across the yard and driveway !!!!!

YES WE ARE COUNTRY !

Sherry
CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH
for business
health and nutrition
http://www.sf.juiceplus.com
for info
ssherrylynn49@aol.com

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Papa’s World

Halloween
just around the corner
be safe

WHERE FRIENDS MEET FAMILY

HAVE A GREAT DAY