Friday, May 29, 2009

No Rain On This Parade (149/365)

2009 05 29 IMG_5707  
Skipper the Penguin:  "Just smile and wave, boys. Smile and wave."

Madagascar (Tom McGrath, Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath-directos, 2005)

TIME:  8:37 PM
PLACE:  West Main Street
SUBJECT:  Shriners Parade

The Shriners Circus is in town and that means the annual Shriners Day Parade for our city.  HandsomeHusband, the kids and I have walked in this parade for many years (HH has walked longer than me and the kids).  We usually walk with our state representative and hand out Tootsie Rolls and beads.  This year, he was in session at the capital, so we represented our representative! (That just cracks me up!) The weather was beautiful for this evening's event.  The kids rode in a vintage car, MonkeyBoy in the passenger seat and DramaQueen and StellaDella in the rumble seat. HH and I walked and handed out the goodies.  (That white blob on the lower left corner of the photo is HH's shoulder and arm.  This was a night shot and I ended up performing a "vintage" Photoshop action from The Pioneer Woman on this picture).  This year HH remarked that it was the biggest crowd he had seen in all his years of participating in the parade.  I like walking in it, we get to see many, many people we know on the parade route.  After we finished (around 9:00pm) we went to a sushi bar for an after-parade meal.  SD and MB fell asleep at the table.  DQ fell asleep on the way home. 


Susan said...

How fun to be in a parade! I'm glad you had a good turn-out. Enjoy the circus if you go. Great picture--I thought it was truly vintage until I read more.

bentonflocke said...

great and fun to be in the parade! Interesting post and gorgeous picture!!

Sara G said...

Great photo!!

Mari said...

What a fun thing for the kids to be involved in. I like the vintage look.