We traveled to a bigger town for the parade (I love being in a rural community, we can travel and take part in all of these community events and it all feels close!) and every community is welcoming! The parade was busy!!! It was crowded when we showed up, and we were early!
Most kids get lots of candy, too, but she's much too nice. She lets all the big kids take 'em from her. And then she shares with the little kids. And on top of that, she doesn't like taffy, and that's the candy of choice for parades. She did, however, like the floats. Here's some of our favorites:
(The horse-poo gatherers... the sign on the side says "WARNING: obey your parents or you will do this next year!!)
(this float was a hoot! You can't see it well in the picture, but there's watter spraying out of the tub, and when the toilet lifts up (it goes up and down), a stream of water shoots out of it, too. and the kids have water balloons. )
(I thought this was ironic because this soldier's plaque says "honor." my recent experience with soldiers (ok. one soldier) is that honor means little. and so does loyalty. Now, I love the military, being a military brat myself, but ... well, your perspective can get thrown out of whack with something like this.)
(you can never go wrong with a star wars float. Or Jedi's fighting behind it.)
We saw quite a few friends. Some sat next to us. Their little girl's so cute!