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Mardi Gras 2006 – Conde Cavaliers Ball

After the Conde Cavaliers Parade, the men returned to the Civic Center and climbed down from the floats, sweating and tired from all the bead and toy tossing to the crowds over the several mile course through downtown Mobile, Alabama. Many had taken their beer with them and were definitely in a fine mood upon […]

Mardi Gras 2006 – Conde Cavaliers Parade

My fun day with the Mobile, Alabama, Conde Cavaliers continued throughout the afternoon until late in the evening. At 6:30PM, the men paraded out of the Civic Center greeting the anxiously waiting and chilled crowd of well-wishers, fans, and family. Even before they got onto the floats, they were passing out beads, toys, and candies […]

Mardi Gras 2006 – Conde Cavaliers Prepare for Festivities

I was very lucky to be invited behind the scenes to the Mobile, Alabama, Conde Cavaliers Parade festivities. A men only parade, men ranging from 30 to 95 visit with old friends, drink too much beer, have too much fun, and don costumes, feathered and sequenced hats, and prepare for group photographs, the several mile […]

Mardi Gras 2006 in Mobile, Alabama, Gets Started

I’ve several hundred photographs to pour through, but here are the first to warm you up. My father and I were invited to spend the afternoon and evening with the Conde Cavaliers Mardi Gras Parade Crew with a friend. Everyone was gracious and welcoming to us newbies in the Mardi Gras world, and we had […]

Training for the Azalea Run

Last year, I did my first marathon. I walked in the 10K Azalea Run here in Mobile, Alabama. I went with Charlie and Diane Siebert, our landlords, and their family. Unfortunately, I had been six with the flu for over six weeks as a results of another nasty encounter with my father’s cigarette smoke – […]

On the Road – Seattle to Mobile

I am currently on the road driving my father from Seattle to Mobile in his Class C motor home. This is a great lesson in how NOT to stay connected to the Internet though I’m having better luck in some places than I thought. We are currently in Desert Hot Springs, California, visiting his aunt […]

Lorelle’s Hurricane Soap Box

Living in the hurricane ravaged dart board for the past year, I have become a cynic when it comes to disaster relief and disaster victims. And I’m not happy about what I’m hearing about the problems with Hurricane Wilma. So forgive my momentary soap box. Hurricane Katrina was not expected to suddenly turn so ugly, […]

Shady Acres Campground – New Home for FEMA and Insurance Adjusters for Hurricane Katrina

We’ve been back in Mobile, Alabama, for less than three days and I’m still struggling to find words. The stupid thing is that the damage here is totally insignificant. Yet, it isn’t the damage to the surrounding area and homes and lives that ties my fingers up in knots. It’s the look on the face […]

Alabama Computer Jokes

Two of our dearest friends come to Israel to explore the country for the first time, and us for the last time for a while, just before we left Israel a few months ago. It was great having them there and made the process of leaving the country much easier. They were also with us […]