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Strawberry Parade

Last weekend was the annual trip to watch Chris march with his JROTC class in the parade.

I was a bad photographer this year and only took 3 pictures but I just wasn't feeling it this time. It was hot, we couldn't find a good shady spot to sit, we'd forgotten chairs and let's face it, you can only take so many parade pics before they start looking the same.

Plus, this parade gets worse every year as far as the procession goes; First, it was supposed to start at 1, when it actually started almost at 2pm. Yeah, I understand that when you have a large number of vehicles, people, floats and animals, it takes a little bit to coordinate it all but maybe meet sooner? Second, it lasted almost an hour and NOT b/c of that many particapants but b/c there were HUGE gaps in between "floats", I'm talking such large gaps that it would almost appear that the parade was over kind of large gaps. You'd see the "last" group go by and then nothing and think it was over, only to look up the street to see another group a couple blocks away, until THAT group passed and another gap and so on and so forth. Really annoying.

Anyway, I took a couple pictures of Chris marching (but only sharing 1 b/c you can barely see him in the other one LOL):

and this really cool giant buggy (or shopping cart, depending on what part of the country you're in LOL):

After the never-ending parade was finally over, we headed over to the carnival. I was going to ride a few rides with Chris but the ATM in town close to the carnival wouldn't account showed a $0 balance (when there was money) and the other showed the balance but wouldn't let John withdraw any money, so we just watched Chris ride a few rides and again I failed at photography and took a couple pics but since they were of the same ride, it looks like identical pictures LOL

And since I'm done telling the story, that's all I have to say about that. LOL


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