Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Ship of Fools

What a weekend!! The Water Carnival was a BLAST! I made mojitos for the pre-party and we had lots of yummy food. Chicken wings, Mozz. sticks, I made delicious zucchini fritters, crab dip, and crudite. For the boat, I made lemon drop shots. The pictures really tell the story:

These were SO good!! Mozz and parm cheese, zucchini, flour, egg, breadcrumbs, all fried into yummy goodness.


Here comes the ship of fools. We were 45 feet long. 4 canoes put together, with trolling motors for easier steering. Mike in the yellow shirt is a genius and had this thing perfectly rigged so no one could tip it.

Aimed at the back of the boat. Captain Mike was so proud of his ship of fools, WITH Mardi Gras beads, that we did throw. Then the front of the boat...My Husband was all the way in the front.


This float was very well done. It didn't win....this whole thing is very political apparently. The same people win every year. They made a pyramid, but I'm not giving them the satisfaction of posting it. :) Here are some other cool ones:


Here are the police....yelling at us, because we parked ourselves directly UNDER The fireworks, and were being showered with ash.....hence the name of out boat.....Ship of Fools.


And of course the best part of the evening was when we decided to beach and go get a funnel cake. Let me start by saying I had a few mojitos and a few shots. When we decided to get back into the boat, I put Riley in, and then started to attempt to lift my leg to get into the boat. I was wearing a pair of my husband flip-flops, (so I didn't ruin mine.....it's cedar water) jeans (the mosquitoes are awful) and a tank top. My flip-flop sunk into the sand. As I attempted to wrench it out, I lost all balance. I couldn't get my other foot out of the sinking sand and in very slow motion, Tipped to the left and leaned like the leaning Tower of Pisa. Except, I went all the way down. Into the water. In jeans.


Yesterday, my friend Corrine (the dark haired one in the picture) went to the local Wawa and ran into one of the town Police officers. He said we were a huge hit from the shore, and looked like we had a lot of fun. He also heard that someone went overboard. I didn't go overboard I just got really WET and SANDY. See? That's how rumors start......Next year, we're going to attempt to actually make a float out of 7 canoes. I'll be the dry one next year.


Addtion: I found this picture that somone on shore took of us.


8 comments:

someGirl said...

How fun! Looks like a really good time and the food sounds yummy!! Damn the politics of what should be a family fun event. Don't you hate when that happens??

I hate mosquitos.

The Beginning of the Middle of the End said...

You people are crazy. and next year I want in!!!!!

The Beginning of the Middle of the End said...

You people are crazy. and next year I want in!!!!!

meleah rebeccah said...

ooooooooooooh! I Love Lemon Drops.

"Here are the police....yelling at us, because we parked ourselves directly UNDER The fireworks, and were being showered with ash.....hence the name of out boat.....Ship of Fools."


hahahahahaha

I can totally picture that happening. And I wish I was there for it.

chefmom said...

Somegirl: SO much fun!! And of course it has to get political! Mosquitos SUCK. AND being that we have water at both ends of our street, you can't walk outside without either A) being bathed in bug spray or B) being carried away by a swarm. Not fun, not fun at all.

Lauren: Yes, Yes we are and proud of it. You can't come unless you have your own boat. Not my rules...talk to Corrine.

Meleah: ME TOO!! And I packed them in a thermos, so they stayed really cold! Our Ship of Fools was just that.... Someone looked up and got ask in the eye. We figured at that point, we'd better move, or somone was going to lose hair....

Momo Fali said...

Now I'm really hungry and really jealous!

Employee No. 3699 said...

Wow, it looks like you had a great time! Love me some Lemon Drop shots 'bout now.

chefmom said...

MMM..love lemon drops. Even better as a Martini!