Thursday, December 07, 2006
The Stars Fell on Alabama Last Night
Well, I know it's been a few days, but we've been out in the wilderness of southern Alabama for a few days. Here's the update for Sunday, 12/3:
Here's a picture of Demopolis Yacht Basin.
Saturday afternoon we went downtown to stroll the craft fair. Although we didn't really see much we wanted to buy (no place for that sort of stuff on a boat) we had a nice time just walking around in the relatively warm air. There was a small parade, and a flyover by some WWII fighter planes. (See pic.)
Saturday evening the marina sponsored a gumbo dinner. It was fun socializing with all the other boaters, local and transient, over a steaming bowl of seafood gumbo. After the dinner, there was a parade of Christmas floats on the water, diminished by the destruction of half the floats in the tornado. That was followed by a really great fireworks display. Although the air was cool, it was still a beautiful sight to see the sparkles on the water from the fireworks. Some of the sparks didn't go out until they actually hit the water. It made me think of the song "The stars fell on Alabama last night."