hydrangea blossoming

hydrangea blossoming
Hydrangea on the Edge of Blooming

Friday, July 5, 2013

July 4th, With Events

It might have been the shortest July 4 parade i've ever seen here or anywhere, but it had a few notable sights, including this car (below) as well as the motorized sofa with its riders and accompanying hordes of Viking invaders.  Unfortunately, that picture did not make it out of the camera.  Sorry, George, Julie, Samantha, and the rest of you wild and crazy folks (I think maybe the remnants of the Red Hat group?).

Many previous parade entrants were missing, including almost all the usual floats and the lawnmower drill team, and the stiltwalker, not to mention the Shriners, with or without the little cars.  This parade planning needs some work, I think.  Probably it needs a parade committee.  Maybe the Chamber of Commerce could form a Parade Committee that included folks from outside of the Chamber group and just itself be the convener?

The evening had the best fireworks ever down at the Marina, sponsored I take it by the Pier Restaurant.  They were just gorgeous and very well attended right there in the big field at the edge of the water.  I know fireworks are not good for dogs, but it was only a half hour and there shouldn't have been any dogs there since it is well known that dogs don't do well with fireworks, but at least one dog got himself lost according to this morning's mail.  Hope he's back home by now.

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