Friday, December 3, 2010

Day 3: Christmas Parade!

Today's share was a very last minute addition to the Christmas festivities for 2010.  Our church last year and this year has set up a table and handed out free hot chocolate at the Cartersville Christmas Parade.  We haven't been to any kind of Christmas parade in several years..I think the last time I took the kids Noah was 2 or 3 years old.  
 Will someone PLEASE charge my camera battery?! Here's another horrible blurry picture taken on my phone.  yuck.
I had tossed around the idea of going to help with the hot chocolate and let the kids see the parade, but with it actually getting cold in Georgia this week and the kids coat sleeves coming up to their elbows almost, it wasn't looking good.  It all came down to Old Navy delivering the coats in time.  Well....they were delivered late afternoon so we decided VERY last minute to head on out to see the parade!

It was a typical small town parade.  Local beauty queens, church floats, marching bands, ROTC, and radio stations.  Several groups handed out beads, candy, and goodies.  I got a free (child's) tee shirt from the local sporting goods store.  And of course, there was Santa at the end.  Oh, and I think I counted 3 or 4 different floats with a Grinch featured.  The kids loved it.  Especially Katie.  
Not sure if this will become a yearly tradition or not.  A lot of times the weather threatens rain on parade night around here, so we'll just make a call next year I guess.  But, it was a fun way to spend an evening out...especially after a week stuck inside!
Does your town have a Christmas Parade?


Karen said...

I always LOVED the Christmas parade! After the kids were born, we traveled back to Rome for several years to see the parade with Memaw...

Ronnie said...

When I exited the gym at 5:30 Thursday , most of the Rome's Parade floats were in the parking lot or in the street lining up for the parade at 6 pm, the traffic was so heavy..I stood there for a moment, as i heard Jingle Bells coming from a float..that was enough parade for me! :)