Saturday, July 5, 2014

Let's Enjoy a Parade!

I’d like to share with you the adventures of the Fredericksburg Parade for the 4th of July.  We managed to find a spot under a shade tree, and enjoyed a nice breeze as well. 

The parade runs East then West on Main Street so that no matter which side of the street you are on, you get a close up of the parade.  The first event was a fly-over of some Vietnam-era planes and an old WW II plane.  Then the actual parade started at 10:00.

Even the doggies get to come to the parade!

Being a very patriotic town, everyone stands for the color guard.

Cheers go up for the men in uniform.

The band from Fort Bragg entertained us.

These fellows are from the Nimitz National Museum of thePacific; check it out with the link, and be sure to visit if you are in the Hill Country

Love the bagpiper!

Grandma in her hot rod...

The Tea Party Float... lots of support for these folks in the crowd.

Have to have an old fire truck in a parade, no matter what part of the country you are from.

Not something you see in every parade, but this one had two of these fine fellows - Texas Longhorns!

This remarkable fellow had red glowing eyes and snorted smoke.

Very cute little float

Another Longhorn, this time from the University of Texas Exes.

Princesses from the Peach Festival in Stonewall, a town nearby.

Ah, the old cars

And the beautiful horses

Transportation to our wineries

The old farm tractors - we had these back in Illinois!

And bringing up the rear.....

We had a lovely time.  The parade lasted just about 45 minutes with lots of music.  


Cynthia said...

My grandsons would have loved the cow that snorted smoke! Looks like a great parade and lucky you - seats in the shade!

TexWisGirl said...

what a cute parade! those longhorns put in a lot of miles, i'm guessing. :) neat old firetruck, too.

Linda Kay Christensen said...

We are really lucky to have such nice weather....already into July with no 100 degree weather. Such a nice breeze in the shade, but still can get a sunburn! Thanks for visiting!

Linda Kay Christensen said...

The longhorns make it to almost every parade in the area, but I can't imagine riding one like a horse! Thanks for stopping by....

Beth said...

The photos are wonderful! I love a parade!
Thank you Linda for stopping by my blog. Where I live is not all that far from Springfield IL. One of my best friends lives there. I am your newest follower!

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