Mardi Gras has begun! The first parade on Dauphin Island was a success. Parades will go all the way until February 12th and the Orange Beach parades start February 8th with the Mystical Order of Mirams. If you happen to find yourself down here during this time, stop on by. We have a big get together with lots of food and old and new friends stop by to partake in the festivities and watch the parades go by and catch a few beads. It is a great time and event to witness at an otherwise “slower” time of year at the beach. We have people who come down just to enjoy and participate in this every year.