Thursday, July 4, 2013

A Neighborhood Parade


These guys actually bring up the rear of the 4th of July Parade
in Hyde Park, Chicago, but what could be more American
than a bunch of cowboys, albeit urban ones, waving a flag?

Today is truly a special day since I am posting twice on this blog, but I went to see our neighborhood 4th of July parade with my daughter and it was such fun to see it again that I wanted to share. Plus the next post is reserved for a supplement to my essay in the Wall Street Journal that is coming out tomorrow. Stay tuned for that!



To the delight of all the watching children, the parade begins with a blinking fire truck.
 
 
 
My husband's favorites - the bagpipers.
 
 
 
And of course the marching band
 
 
 
One cool car
 
 
 
What I love about the Hyde Park Parade is that the neighborhood kids get to decorate their bikes and scooters and march right along.
 
 
 
Is that cool or what?
 
 
 
My favorite "float" by the Hyde Park Garden Fair
 
 
 
People watch from the stoops.
 
 
 
Neighborhood businesses and clubs march, too.
 
 
 
As I said, the cowboys wrap it up.
 

6 comments:

  1. Der Radlfahrer gefaellt mir, Schmunzel! Und es sieht nach einer ganz entspannten Parade aus.

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  2. Our little neighborhood decorates dogs, bikes, strollers, anything that moves and parades up our two streets. Then they have pony rides, the local fire department brings the fire truck. The older kids do face painting and man the snow cone machine. Simple, but great if you're a little kid.

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    1. Julie - simple is often best, don't you think?

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