Florida and Louisiana A Flat Stanley Adventure

Flat Stanley arrived in Hollywood, Florida in February of 2017 for a nice winter vacation.

Flat Stanley visits the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk
Flat Stanley on Hollywood Beach in Florida

Flat Stanley was sure to put on plenty of sunscreen to prevent a sunburn. He also brought a bottle of water to stay hydrated on the warm winter day at the beach.

Food Truck Night at the Arts Park on Young Circle

Every Monday night local food trucks set up in the Arts Park in downtown Hollywood. Flat Stanley enjoyed seeing all the different kinds of food that were available to buy. He opted for a Mexican Street Taco and a frozen gelato dipped in chocolate with almonds for dessert.

After a few days enjoying Hollywood, Florida, Flat Stanley flew from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to New Orleans, Louisiana on a Southwest airplane. The flight is almost two hours long. It was a lot of fun riding in the airplane!

Flat Stanley visited the town of Holden in Livingston Parish. Louisiana does not have counties. The state is divided up by parish instead. Flat Stanley was in Louisiana during the Mardi Gras season. Mardi Gras is a big deal in the southern parishes. In some parishes the schools are closed for the whole week of Fat Tuesday! Flat Stanley was able to attend the Denham Springs Mardi Gras Parade. Here is a slideshow of pictures from the parade.

Waiting for the parade to begin!

The parade was put on by the Krewe of Denham Springs.

The Mayor Gerard Landry was the Grand Marshall leading the parade.

The parade theme was Pirates of the Cajun Navy.

The Denham Springs High School band marched and performed in the parade.

People drove their unusual or classic cars in the parade.

The people in the parade toss trinkets to the people watching. The things they toss are called "throws". Flat Stanley brought some throws back for everyone to see.

This parade had a lot of Jeeps decorated in the colors of Mardi Gras: purple, gold, and green.

The floats all had a pirate theme.

Other groups, like dance schools, marched and performed in the parade.

These girls are part of the high school's dance team.

The symbol on the front of this truck is a fleur-de-lis. The fleur-de-lis is seen all over Louisiana and is used in home decor, jewelry, dishes, clothing, and other products.

This float looks like one of the boathouses that you see on the rivers in Louisiana.

There were a few really cool ATVs riding in the parade, too.

Flat Stanley and some of the "throws" he got at the Denham Springs Mardi Gras parade.

Flat Stanley enjoyed his visit to Florida and Louisiana!

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