Sunday, June 20, 2010
The annual Mermaid Parade was Saturday. For the 5th year in a row, I slept too late to see the actual parade but we went anyway. It was almost as good. Mermaid remenants were strewn about the board walk in sequins, corsets, and a surprising number of stilts. We funnel caked, cheesebuerger-ed, and mainly Coney Island lager-ed our way through the new Luna Park. It was pretty bright and shiny but still Coney Island. Tea Cups, the Cyclone, and the Wonder Wheel were conquered and the Freak Show watched. A grand time was had by all!
The funnel cake was a highlight. Perfectly fried and chewy in the center, oil left on your fingers after you break off a piece, and the ideal powdered sugar ratio. You know, the kind where you have to brush it off your shirt for 5 mins afterwards. Coney Island boardwalk food is all it is cracked up to be.