Looks like the Admiral and I are entering the Alexandria / DC Parade of Lights this year. The weather is warm, and I've been so work-busy that I haven't hauled the boat yet, so why not.
It's a pretty sweet deal. The entry fee is zero dollars. Every captain gets a free slip and $100 in gift certificates. Well-decorated boats can win Fabulous Prizes. (Judging from the amazing photos I've seen, I will not be a serious contender.) Our boat's theme will be "Captain spent $150 on Walmart holiday lights." It's sure to be a crowd favorite. Apparently, there will be spectators lined up on the shore.