Later we drove to downtown Leesburg for their Mardi Gras event and parade. They did such a great job with their Christmas event that we had high hopes for Mardi Gras. But this was a much smaller event. The parade wasn't scheduled to start for a couple of hours so we walked around, checked out a few stores, and had dinner at Blooms. The last time we were at Bloom's we enjoyed our meal, but today they missed the mark. By the time we finished, it was getting dusky and more people were lining up to watch the parade.
But the parade wouldn't start for 30 minutes and Randy wasn't feeling well. There is some illness going around here that lingers a long time; he's had it for 2 weeks and still can't quite kick it. So rather than wait in the rain for a Mardi Gras parade that couldn't hold a candle to the fun time we had in New Orleans in 2013, we decided to go home.