Gasparilla photos

My wife and I took the girls down to Gasparilla for the first time this year. Fortunately we were in the safe(r) confines of the City of Tampa’s tent that didn’t require fighting the crowds as much. We all had a great time. Some of my favorite pictures are attached.

Chris

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All photos copyright 2014 411 Communications.

Sheriff Gee helps get things started.

Sheriff Gee helps get things started.

My Bay News 9 counterpart Ana Cruz tosses beads from a TPD cruiser  driven by Chief Castor.

My Bay News 9 counterpart, Ana Cruz, tosses beads from a TPD cruiser driven by Chief Castor.

 

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IMG_0735 My girls waiting for the parade to start.

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Stop action/blurr photo I took getting bored watching the FHP cycles drive up and down the parade route for what seemed like 20 minutes after the parade started.

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Casey with “Buccaneer Bob” Martinez — Florida’s former governor.

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Bucs cheerleaders.

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Mayor Bob (thanks for standing up to the pirates!)

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Conservative radio host (and Rough Rider) Bill Bunkley.

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Scariest pirate of the day (and my favorite pic).

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Me and all my girls with Mayor Bob. Thanks for the invite Mr. Mayor!

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Tampa City Councilman Charlie Miranda.

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Parade Grand Marshall, Sergeant Mack Mackenzie, from Spec. Ops Command.

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One of 1000s of beads that didn’t make the throw.

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Tampa Fire Chief Thomas Forward.

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I’m betting that isn’t water in the red solo cup…

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Mia, still smiling — even after a long day!

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Jordyn, still smiling — even after a long day!

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Casey, also still smiling — even after the long day! Her collection of beads she caught weighed 17 pounds!

 

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3 Responses to “Gasparilla photos”

  1. Matt Says:

    Great pics Chris!

  2. Scoop Says:

    Very nice shots!! Did not get my wife’s Krewe though!

  3. Link Says:

    Thanks for sharing Chris. Looks like the girls had a great time and you created some lasting memories.
    I think you captured the essence of the day. Ahrrr!

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