The xmas lights are up! As you can imagine, there are lots of tropical themes here. My favorites:
A few nights ago was the Key West Holiday Parade. It was a local’s fest, with firetrucks, the women’s club, the Gay-Straight Alliance from the High School, a couple of tumbling groups, bands, and choirs, as well as all different kinds of tropical santas, like this guy in a hammock under the palms.
And Pirate Santa…I don’t know why Mrs. Claus is in her civilian clothes.
The ambulance looked very festive
Lots of candy was chucked, and I got beaned at least once by a stale Dubble Bubble. But the Tootsie Rolls were fresh, and Zach caught a mini box of dots, and the Boogedy got some pirate booty, which turned out to be chocolate treasure.
Even the street sweepers were decked out! I always think of these as Zambonis, even though I know that isn’t right.
I love xmas lights.