Coney Island: Mermaid Parade

I have been looking forward to today for a long time. 
It was the Mermaid Parade, really can you think of anything better?
Here is the crew.
We arrived a little late to Coney Island so all the good spots were taken,  I am not going to lie, my heart was breaking to know that all of the action was happening feet from me and I couldn't even see it. 
Luckily my impatience and frustration causes me to do ridiculous things to get my way and we decided to join the parade.  It was an easy thing to do since we had Charlie with us (thanks Charlie!)
We made it through the entire parade, just as loved as the topless mermaids and men dressed as lobsters. 
It really was a dream come true.
PS I will post more photos soon. 
The train ride home, happy as a clam.