Yesterday was one of those choppy hard to get anything done days. Greg was working and the kids needed shuttling to and fro.
I managed a bit of laundry, but that's about it. And I did get to the parade. This was Denny's second year participating. It was a little warmer than last year, and I dressed smarter - but even with my wool socks on, my toes quickly grew numb.
This was the first year that the event had a shuttle service, and that worked excellent. We parked over at the fairgrounds near the balloon refueling area and waited for the bus to bring us to the parade route. The only glitch was that the buses didn't realize that there were two parking areas at the fairgrounds, so the ballooning bunch eventually had to wave a bus down once we noticed that the buses kept passing us. After the parade, the fairgrounds and refueling is just a short ride away from the end of the parade. It sure beat last year when we had to double-back to get to our cars and were fighting traffic and weather.
The theme this year was red, white and blue. Had I been thinking I would have stood on the other side of the trailer. The flag looks like it is on fire in nearly all my photos. The lines over the street tho? Those are on fire. That shouldn't have happened. The trailer in front of us clearly didn't have someone in charge of letting the pilot know when there were lines overhead. Being behind them had us watching carefully to make sure none of the lines came loose when we were under them. It was a bit nerve wracking.
Ah - the crowds.
It really is fun to see everyone from this vantage point. I saw more than a few familiar faces and a few that I know will be reminding me tomorrow morning that they saw me at the parade.
I came home afterwards and working on thawing my toes.
Another week - the 14th week of school if we are counting (we totally are)
- Brian's first swim meet
- Robotics x2. or 3.
- swim x 6
- PT x 2
- Wendy is still employed.
- Class pictures should be uploaded to yearbook this week, enabling me to make more progress
- I should probably start thinking about Christmas
- Starting with some lists.......
Enjoy the day.