Macy's Thanksgiving parade. The Rose Bowl parade. National Independence Day parade. All are grand and wonderful parades with jaw dropping floats, incredible bands, and amazing costumes.
But there is something about a small town parade that is even more grand and wonderful.
Little children waiting with their mamas.
Local heroes - the first responders - leading the way.
Floats made by families.
And ridden on by local children. So fun to hear the calls... "Hi Mommy!"... "Grandpa! Look at ME!"
Even the back of a pick-up is grand!
School mascots come visiting.
Safe behind Mom's back is a perfect place to watch.
Bringing up the rear... the long-ears!
There's another way that small town parades are the best...
So much that a Wee Princess needs help getting it picked up before the next group rolls by!
Run! Here they come - with more candy to catch. (Note the Princess's candy tote purse sitting ready.)
What a haul! Her bag is almost full.
She shares too.
Yes, small town parades are just perfect.