Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Small Town Parade

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...

7 comments:

llknbillburg said...

I totally agree about the large crowd thing!!! But this didn't look too bad and it sure was a beautiful day for it!! Hope you had fun, Laura

nikiad.blogspot.gr said...

It must have been a great experience !!!!!! Lovely photos !!!
Niki

Robin said...

Thanks for sharing your parade adventure via pictures!

Robin in Virginia

marly said...

Looks like they had a nice crowd and your kids enjoyed it. I get choked up at parades. Flags and old people do me in. But pizza and blizzards would help!

jhm said...

I loved the big truck "towing" the little bitty truck. Great sense of humor!

JHM
http://needleworkerssamplings.blogspot.com/

gracie said...

I am not a parade fan either, but I did enjoy this one. Than k you for taking me the easy way!

Von said...

Nice pics of a wonderful local event! Thanks for sharing. :)