Yesterday was our first parade. We left here in convoy at 10am to try and get a good spot. Our guide Lorie said we needed to get there early to get a good parking spot and standing spot. The parade starts at 1 pm. When we got close, my gps said we were 7/10 of a mile from our destination…..we had to pull over and park on the side of the road. After unloading camera’s, chairs, coolers and signs we walked the rest of the way. People parked everywhere along the way waiting for the parade……the people way up front got there at 6am.
We had a good spot, a tight turn where the floats have to slow down and settled in to wait. There was a McDonalds across the main highway and a Church’s chicken….and a porta potti just across the street….so we were all set.
Finally 1 pm got here and the parade started.
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The parade lasted about an hour and we all got lots of beads, these are just some of them.
I had a couple of the men lift our bag of beads and I can tell you that we have about 40 pounds of beads…….they sure were getting heavy wearing them and were a real pain to get off of our necks…I must be slipping thou, as I only got one pair of panties, I am wearing them on my had, they are yellow.
Here are all of the beads and things we got at this one parade. The table is 42 inches in diameter.
We had a wonderful day, but the wind was blowing very very hard all day. We made it back in time for happy hour, and after that everyone crashed for the night….
Two more days of parades planed for us. One day in Lafayette and the other at a farm area that Betty say’s is the best.
Have a great week at work….we will take care of the partying for you. You know it is a tough job, but we have been up to it for these past years, so you are in good hands
we love ya
Jim and Linda