Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Parade View

Watching the South Pasadena 4th of July Parade is pretty great ... but marching in it? Unforgettable.

16 comments:

Judy Williams said...

These are the kinds of memories that R will have forever. What a fantastic way to celebrate the 4th!

Dixie Jane said...

This could be a scene from long ago. The thrill of the parade is there, the joyful children with their balloons and flags. Let us hope that it will always be this way.

Anonymous said...

what a cool shot!

Trish said...

Amen! You're in the final stretch to get to Garfield. You're tired from the march, hot, but everyone cheering is pushing you on...well that and a nice meal at the park. ;-)

Thanks for reminding me of all the SoPas parades I was in!

Margaret said...

Who'd you march with? I hear it was super hot on the parade route.

Mister Earl said...

Back in the early 90s or something like that, PBDA used to dance in the Sierra Madre Parade. I did it once or twice. Dancing on pavement for 5 miles is a real art.

Anonymous said...

wonderful!

Petrea Burchard said...

You must tell us more!

Laurie said...

Hey everyone,

It was so wonderful to march in the parade! One of our neighbors invited Little Bit to join her group known as the Girlie Qs -- girls aged 4-8 and their parents. Lots of decorated scooters and bikes and an old fashioned balloon-adorned banner. (You can see it in the picture.)

This is exactly the kind of South Pasadena moment that is hard to explain to people who don't live here. It was SO FUN. We saw so many friends and neighbors along the parade route -- even more IN the parade. Jon wore a silly Uncle Sam hat and a Captain America T-shirt. I waved a flag. We even got to march right in front of the Grand Marshall. How's THAT for placement?

Yes, Little Bit was over-the-moon about it. She kept saying, "Is every town as great as South Pasadena?" :-)

Laurie said...

BTW, Earl, Margaret and Petrea... I want to put together a San Gabriel Valley Blogger float for next year. You all in?

Petrea Burchard said...

IN!

Mister Earl said...

I'll let you know after November!

Laurie said...

Yah, Petrea!

Earl... what?

Laurie said...

I meant Yay Petrea. But Yah Petrea works if you pretend I'm German.

Michelle said...

I can't believe I missed it this year! The fourth wasn't the same without it!

Anonymous said...

love the guy with the peace sign. Very cool picture.