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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Our Saturday, Part One: The Parade

WOW!  We had a full day today.  So much so that I think I'm going to have to break it up into a series of posts.  I took tons of pictures today.  At one point, Gloria even asked me, "Momma, why are you taking so many pictures today?"

We started the day with a parade.  Our hometown celebrates Labor Day with a festival weekend, starting on Friday night, a parade on Saturday morning, and continuing until Monday afternoon.

Some sights from the parade...

Ready and waiting for the parade 
(and her boys in orange and blue!)

The Color Guard leading the parade

Razzle the Clown

The Wells-Fargo Wagon is a comin' down the street...

Oh please let it be for me!
(Sorry, couldn't help myself, bursting into song like that!)

Lots of old cars

The high school cheerleaders and football players with the Chick-fil-a Cows


Military Veterans from World War II

Check out the spear this guy is carrying!

Renaissance Festival players

Belly dancers!

The Senior Center float.
They were great!
A train came by in the middle of the parade 
so they were stopped in front of us for a while.
The guy with the umbrella was leading the crowd in songs to pass the time.
The "Prom King" behind him looked like he was ready to swat the umbrella guy with his sign!

Sir Purr! 
From the Carolina Panthers
Gloria about fell over in surprise when I actually CAUGHT a football thrown by Sir Purr. 
I didn't really think I would...just stuck my hand up in the air and the next thing I knew...
there was a little football in it!
We both just laughed and laughed.

Transformer?
On a float?

No parade is complete without the Shriners!


Lots of fire trucks from the various volunteer departments

Homer, from the Charlotte Knights, our local baseball farm team


We had to hurry home after the parade so we could see Auburn play Utah State.  Fortunately, that game had a favorable outcome, even if it did come down to the end of the game.   We went back to the festival later in the afternoon and into the evening.  But that will have to be another post.  And I think the funnel cake will have to be a post all its own!

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