Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival




I just downloaded these pictures from my camera. The Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival is HUGE here, and lots of fun. It lasts for about a week or more, but we went to the clash of the pirates and the fireworks. Kennedy thought it was all a little crazy and thought it weird that people were all dressed up as pirates. We had no idea what to expect. Local residents batten down the hatches in preparation for the invasion of the infamous yet ever popular, Captain Billy Bowlegs for weeks. Captain Billy Bowlegs, along with his Queen, visit the local schools trying to persuade local youngsters to join his Motley Crew. Captain Billy and his Crew invade Fort Walton Beach at the Annual Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival. Although Captain Billy’s record stands at 51 wins and 0 losses, nothing is a sure thing when it comes to the city militia. Fort Walton Beach Mayor, and the brave Militia are not about to give up control of the city without a fight. The local Air Force Special Operations guys also get involved. I guess it’s just one of those things you have to see to believe. IT’s CRAZY!! We still have pirate flags flying all over the city!

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  • Janet

    Oh that does look pretty crazy! I told you I kept reading about it in all the Florida vacation guides! Kennedy looks a little apprehensive in the picture on you lap!! Guess she’s not such a big Billy Bowlegs fan yet – huh!

  • Zach 'n' Jack

    That sounds SO COOL!!!!!!!!! Keegan would love it, he is on a pirate kick right now. Just the other day Keegan asked me how long it would take us to drive to Kennedy’s house. I can’t believe he still remembers who she is! Umm….are you pregnant?! You STILL don’t look like it 🙂 Gorgeous as ever!

  • Natalie

    They let the little kids be part of the militia. Kennedy was too terrified to participate. Lots of load booms as we fired at the pirate ship. Yeah, pretty much ALL the little boys were thinking the whole things couldn’t be beat! I’m sure Keegan would have been right in the middle of it all. Kennedy thought that the jewels were cool and that’s about all she wanted to do with the pirates!

  • Tara

    That sounds crazy but fun! I think Ethan would love it!

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