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Friday, July 5, 2013
Today was a beautiful day for a Parade to celebrate America’s Birthday! Cool breezes blew, crowds gathered & fun began. We are so blessed to have come out to escape the horrible Texas heat & to be here in Huntington Beach, CA. Our precious friends Vickie & Ray are the best hosts in the whole world!!! THANK YOU for opening your home & sharing your city. Friends are staying at our Texas home so we can escape & enjoy a bit of R&R after all the remodel work(oh there is so much more to do).
We got there plenty early to claim our seats on the bleachers. Vickie told us that Huntington Beach has the biggest 4th of July Parade west of the Mississippi. I can tell you our little Texas town has nothing to compare to this!!!!
The crowds came. On Bikes… With Babies… In costume… A real mix of personalities! People watching at it’s best!
This fellow just cracked me up!!!
Personalities Bigger than Life!
Pets of all kinds.
Dogs, I expected that.
But, I’ve never seen anyone bring their parrot to a parade before!
All methods of transportation was represented!
Police, Fire & Beach Lifeguards are all such important hero that protect us every day. RED & WHITE it’s true… THANK YOU!
The sky had planes doing fly overs!
Floats with music groups, skate boarders, gymnasts.
Hero’s from every war…
A HUGE THANK YOU TO VETERANS OF ALL WARS & THE ONES THAT KEEP US SAFE EVERY DAY! And to their families for the days, weeks & years they miss those special souls. Below is a message we ALL need to REMEMBER…
FREEDOM IS NOT FREE!!!!
Cars! So many amazing cars from every era.
You couldn’t be in a beach town without some great old woody’s!
And the Shriner’s had to make a showing with their fun little cars. And they were crazy!
Horses of all shapes & sizes!
Representing all the era’s again… Well’s Fargo with the horse drawn wagon.
Beautiful each & everyone of them….
It was a wonderful day & a wonderful way to celebrate!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!!!!!