VIDEO #2: RVers Flock to Mobile Mardi Gras

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March 8, 2011 by   Comments Off on VIDEO #2: RVers Flock to Mobile Mardi Gras

Today’s Video #2 and the story below come courtesy of WALA-TV, Mobile, Ala.

Nearly 200 campers pack RV City in Mobile, Ala. It’s a Mardi Gras tradition that draws in new people each year.

RV City in Mobile is as much a part of Mardi Gras as the beads.

But what is it that keeps people coming back year after year?

Nestled under the Water Street overpass, in the shadow of the city skyline sits RV City.

Rows and rows of vehicles are packed in like sardines for the carnival season.

Rob Vereen has been coming for three-years.

Every Mardi Gras he drives over from Spanish Fort and sets up shop.

“It’s wild, it’s crazy, like a big party. Like Talladega for a month,” said Vereen.

Camping here isn’t cheap. Vereen said he paid about $500 for his spot. And seeing that the lot is nearly full, that is a lot of money. But most agree it is worth the price.

Darrin Oshea said this is the place to be during Mardi Gras.

“Right now everybody is sleeping. Everyone was up into 2:00 a.m. partying it was wild,” said Darrin Oshea. “There is a DJ too.”

Oshea is an RV City rookie so is Diane Neal.

She’s always wanted to experience Mardi Gras here and so she talked her husband into it.

Neal said it has been worth it.

And with Fat Tuesday still to go, the fun is far from over.

Close to 200 campers signed up to move in under the Water Street overpass during Mardi Gras.

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