Thursday, July 8, 2010

5th of July Parade

I know that most people would have had a 4th of July parade, but we don't do that here.

Seriously, last year we had a 3rd of July parade.

At first I was able to justify the reasons. It's Market Days weekend, the crowds will be too much, etc. But now it's a 5th of July parade?

I'm starting to wonder.

Anyway, we arrived early to claim our spot (and parking place) and then headed to the cafe' for breakfast.

We enjoyed breakfast with friends and managed to take long enough eating that we only had to wait about 30 minutes for the parade to start.

Here are some of the highlights.

This is the current sheriff (driving.)

This is Jesse. He built this 'scooter'. Behind it he's pulling his wife in a re-mastered radio flyer wagon.

Cowboy action shooters.

The boy scouts' float this year. They always outdo themselves ....... and everyone else.

The only problem with the parade (aside from the heat) was that this is an election year. There were at least as many (if not more) 'floats' telling us who to vote for as there were community organizations and 'just for fun' floats. I guess that means the parade may be downsized quite a bit next year.

And it's anyones guess when our town will actually have the 4th of July Parade. The 4th is on a Monday next year. Maybe we'll actually get to celebrate on the actual day! Gasp!!


Beth said...

Ha! We thought our town was weird for having a 3rd of July parade. Wonder when we'll have it next year...

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said...

hehehe, we also noticed the election situation. I can't get over your crowd, though. Gotta love Texas 3rd, 5th, and sometimes 4th of July parades. I love that our town holds the parade in the morning before it gets TOO hot. (even though it's already 90 by 9am!)