The parade was a "quiet parade" as far as parades go - no bands or music to speak of which surprised us, but the turnout was surprising for a small town! There were all ages of people, from young to old lining the sidewalks of the 10 block long parade. The weather was frigid and everywhere you looked, hats, gloves, scarves and heavy coats were the norm. The smart ones brought blankets and sat in lawn chairs (we were 1/2 way there with the lawn chairs, but did not have blankets). The anticipation on every one's faces both young and old was something to behold! The cold cut though us all, but we waited in anticipation of the first lights to appear and appear they did with a blaze of lights as the best decorated firetruck drove into sight.
|I am obviously not a photographer, but here is the fire truck!|
|Daddy with our girls, trying to stay warm!|
Perfection is often found in the imperfect and if you look hard enough you can always find your little piece of paradise if you are happy living in and enjoying the mundane!