I guess the official beginning of “The Holiday Season” is about whenever people start cleaning up after Thanksgiving dinner, but to me it’s a parade that makes it seem truly “the season.”
For the 3rd year Bunny participated with her GS Troop in the Children’s Holiday Parade. For the 3rd year, the boys, Paul, and I parked ourselves near the end of the route, near the library, which has a grassy area where the kids can run a bit (they’re so not ready to sit in chairs for hours, thanks), and enjoyed it all pass us by.
Our usual spot just so happens to be by this low-end car dealership, so Paul always takes the boys to ogle the cars a bit.
I wanted to scoop up this curmudgeon and run without looking back.
But I was good, and watched and clapped and waved.
I wanted to scoop up these curmudgeons and run without looking back.
This car is an annual favorite. The key on the back turns as the car drives.
It’s wonderful to see people whose jobs are so inherently stressful getting to enjoy a parade. There were so many fire trucks!
This little elf, and his similarly cool companions were awesome. I want a remote controlled chair, dude. :)
Then… there are these guys. The Italian Gardeners Association Cucuzza Squash Drill Team. These nuts are truly out of this world. They wear old plain pants either hiked up to their armpits or nestled under their bellies, undershirts, and carry squash they call Sicilian Snakes while yelling, “Ay-oh!” Pure awesomeness. They even have a queen waving her gigantic squash like a scepter.
It was NOT warm enough to be dressed like this. :)
And this, of course, was the whole reason we were there. Bun’s troop passed in a blink, and I was off chasing them to the ‘drop off point’ down the block at the high school.
Their theme this year was “Snow Day” and they all wore tunics they made themselves of various ‘winter animals.’ Bunny was a polar bear. :)
Didn’t you know polar bears love to ride the scooter? Little known fact, there.
Until next year… Happy Parade!