I've lived in this community for 15 years now, and have managed to never attend the yearly Sandy Mountain Days parade. Crowds just aren't my thing, and I generally avoid them at all costs. But with kiddos now, aged 6 and 8, I figured I had better give them a chance to decide for themselves whether they like the experience or not.
And they did.
The Blizzards and pizza eaten street-side helped, as did the school classmates who made appearances in a few of the "floats". I even heard "Mrs. Twist!" shouted out to me from the parade, as if I was the celebrity of the moment (gotta love being a regular on campus; if you ever need to feel popular, just go volunteer at your local grade school).
Me? Am I a parade convert now? Nope. Still just meh... but having my camera there to entertain me made it much more worth the trip to town.
And now you get to enjoy it too...