>June is busting out allover!
Well it’s Tuesday which means that the official start to Parade Season and the Unofficial Start to Summer have commenced.
What a weekend. I feel like I’ve walked a thousand miles. In actuality I am guessing about 6-8 miles over the course of 3 parades in 2 days.
Sunday was the first parade of the Memorial Day weekend. Short jaunt through one of the local towns about 30 minutes away. Quick and easy and to the point.
Then Monday were the Big one of the year and another little one. Every year the Drum Corps I belong to leads the Memorial Day parade in our hometown. This was my first Memorial Day as the Drum Major of the Corps and let me tell you it is an experience you can’t prepare for. This was also the first turnout with our New Uniforms purchased earlier this year. The weather was perfect and the crowds 6-8 deep in some places on the parade route.
Here is a pic from the local Newspaper.
You can see me in the middle of the pic under the American Flag in the all black (or see previous Post)
After this parade we hopped on the bus and drove about 20 min to the next town over and marched in their Memorial Day parade. There were pluses and minuses to this second parade. The plus is it’s very short right down “Main St” and only 1 turn. The bad thing is every damn Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Brownie, Daisy, Karate, and Little League group was marching, behind us thankfully.
After the 2 parades I went home to the hubby who had spent the morning after watching me in the first parade preparing for our BBQ and checkin on the meat he was smoking.
We had a fabulous time with our friends and relaxing and eating and drinking and laughing. And as cold as the pool was at 76 degrees after all the work we did to open it I did go in with a couple friends.
So let’s get this week moving cause Another parade ahead on Saturday and a weekend away is part of it.