Pirates in Tampa Airport!

The first thing that I saw when I got off the plane in Tampa, where I am making my connection back to Birmingham: pirates!

I know that I am technically from Clearwater (well, totally from Clearwater) but I really love the tradition of Gasparilla. Grown men dressing up like pirates and invading Tampa Bay? And dressing up like pirates and invading Tampa Airport? Yes, I love.

Like Tampa's version of Mardi Gras. I even scored some beads. Way to get a sendoff home from my former home ...