Mardi Gras Party
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On Saturday, I traveled up the coast to spend the day on the beach near Caminha. No wait, let me correct that and say afternoon….it is
At about 6pm, we headed over to my friend’s house where the party was being held. The village was tiny and absolutely adorable. The party was being held by a Portuguese friend of mine at his family’s weekend house. The house was huge (something like 6 bedrooms), but quaint and beautiful. The yard was filled with stone wells and fruit trees. Basically it looked like something out of a movie. My friend hosts this party every year, and this year’s theme was Mardi Gras. As one of the three Americans at the party, I was put in charge of handing out beads. After the sun went down, people started filtering in. The large stone well was filled with beer and soft drinks. The smell of the roast pig wafted through the air and the DJ began to spin. The crowd was mostly Portuguese, with the rare foreigner. People quickly started to enjoy themselves and the bead exchange began. I won’t go into too many details to protect the innocent, but the party didn’t end until people had to be kicked out at 7am, and I would say that everyone definitely enjoyed themselves.