Deja Vu All Over Again: Black Creek Mardi Gras Flood

 

Water level on Fat Tuesday

Water level on Fat Tuesday

 

Confluence of Black and Little Black

Confluence of Black and Little Black

Our propane tank - don't float away! Last time cost $300+

Our propane tank – don’t float away! Last time cost $300+

Neighbors Tommie & Elaine's home. Note skiff docked where their vehicles normally park under the house

Neighbors Tommie & Elaine’s home. Note skiff docked where their vehicles normally park under the house

Patio below our house.

Patio below our house, on Lundi Gras

The waters are rising.

The waters are rising – Monday, Lundi Gras

 

Ready to go

Ready to go

Ready to hit the road. Meridian, MS H-D dealer. Mr. Mike’s bike visible on right.

I had a few technical issues or there would be several other posts – using motel internet connections seem to complicate things, especially for the technically challenged.  Left Saturday, arrived Sunday.

My ridin’ buddies

Hey Lady! T’row Me Some! All in a Mardi Gras Day

Let's roll!

No flood was going to stop me from rollin’ with the Krewes on the coast.  We canoed up the drive to the paved road and then rode 50 miles in 50 degree weather to the staging area.  The parade route was over 3 miles.

Parade Marshall, staging area

Parade Marshall, staging area

Air Force band, staging area

Air Force band, staging area

Motor Maid "krewe"

Motor Maid "krewe"

Motor Maid Scroungelady

Motor Maid Scroungelady. Mr. Mike was passenger and photographer.

Mississippi Roller Girls and Motor Maids

Mississippi Roller Girls and Motor Maids. The Roller Girls' next match is March 24. Tickets are $10. Got yours?

Motor Maids

Motor Maids rode from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky to name a few.

We're rollin'

We're rollin'

T'row me some mister!

T'row me some mister!

3.2 miles later.

3.2 miles later. Where's my drink?

Fifty more cold miles and back to the canoe.  Flood water hasn’t dropped a bit.  Worry about that Monday.

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