Mermaid Parade

This past Saturday, I finally got to see the mermaids at the mermaid parade in Coney Island.  I’ve wanted to see the mermaids since I was a little girl because I used to be obsessed with them.  I wanted to be Ariel from the Little Mermaid and I was convinced that mermaids were real after watching Splash with Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah.  The parade was a little quirky, a little over the top and definitely entertaining.  We spent the rest of the afternoon sunning on the beach and every now and then, you would see a mermaid.  It was a surreal scene.  A special thanks to my girlfriend Carla who braved the crowds with me and never once judged me for wanting to go to such a crazy parade.