By 11am this morning we were looking for the best parking spot in Mobile, Alabama. We were in town to see 3 different Mardi Gras parades, and it was going to take all day to do it. We happened down this very narrow one-way road and saw this little vacant lot. Noticing that they had some parking lines faintly painted on the broken up blacktop, and there were already 2 other cars parked, we jumped the curb and parked between the other cars already there. I was hoping that if there was a problem with us parking there, they wouldn’t notice us cuddled in-between. Pulling our beach chairs out of the back of the car, putting our coats on to ward off the cold wind, we head off to find “our” place along the parade route. A short block away we found what seemed to be the center of town. There was a large park located there that was having entertainment going on all day and we thought that setting up “camp” across the street would work. This way, we would be entertained while we’re waiting for the parades and far enough away from the speaker system that we’ll be leaving with our ear drum still intact. The first two parades came through one after another, so it really felt like there was only one.