But as it turned out, the weather cleared, and off we went, meeting up with some friends to enjoy the parade together--a scene repeated in thousands of towns all across our country today. A small-town Fourth of July parade stirs my emotions more than you might think. Or maybe not, if you know me well and are already aware of how easily my emotions can be stirred. ;-)
Here are some cell phone pictures to document the occasion...
It's possible that this monster truck was the highlight of the parade for at least a few of the spectators in my group. :) We had certainly never seen one that high before!
It felt like the parade was over so quickly, and we still wanted to be with our friends Amanda, Hannah, and Dean, so we all went to Dairy Queen; free ice cream for some of the group from the library summer reading program made that a good choice. :)