Parade?! (Part 2)

The parade set off with every vehicle revving their engines.  We had no engine, but we breathed in the exhaust of all the others.  It looked like it was going to be a long parade in more ways than one.

We fell behind really quickly. One organizer lady with a clipboard at the first intersection said for us to keep up and not to let any spaces between us and the car in front of us. That statement managed to annoy me greatly.


Jax the dog scored a Milk-Bone.


Clearly, I have issues.


Heading into the first real intersection. We have gone approximately 1 1/2 blocks. This does not bode well. We are far behind.


Ah, some friendly faces!


OK, we made it through the intersection and caught up with all the cars. One car, three vehicles ahead of us, was blowing visible exhaust. I think I tasted it. PackettHead and I waited on the side of the street until it was time to go again. BabyBoy was steadily handing out candy.


We were so caught up that I took advantage of the wait and took a photo of this antebellum house through the trees.


We start off again, and come to an apartment complex. BabyBoy is really handing out candy, not Milk-Bones. After this session he learned to throw the candy towards them and not let them get close enough to dive into the candy bag.


We're still not at the official start of the parade, but we ARE at the first right hand turn. Packy and I shortcut across someone's yard to avoid breathing so much exhaust. Because we are exhausted.


And here is a very good place to end this post.  To be continued…

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2 Responses to “Parade?! (Part 2)”

  1. Kariann Says:

    I love this story, keep em coming. 🙂


    • ruthrawls Says:

      Oooh, child, it’s been 5 days since the parade, and I’m still tired and my knees still hurt. There’s probably 2 more posts to come with maybe 25 photos. Thanks for the encouragement to keep “parading forward”!


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