Today, I went into Brooklyn for the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade. It was fabulous! It far exceeded my expectations. It was like Halloween, in summer, in Brooklyn, with mermaids. Thousands of people wore costumes, many very elaborate, and the jovial mood was infectious. Everyone had a good time.
I went with my girlfriends Jamie and Nicole and we had a blast. All day long, we joked and laughed and watched amazing sights go by. Of course, being in Coney Island, we had to eat at Nathan's which started selling hot dogs there a century ago in 1916. In addition to hot dogs, they also sell -- and I'm not making this up -- frog's legs. To eat. I passed on that delicacy and had a lobster roll.
Here are some photos.