UPDATE: 2008 Parade HERE!!
OK, I had some issues picking a title for this post so I used them all.
Last Saturday, we made an appearance at the annual Christmas parade in Royal Oak. This was our third one; we missed last year as we had a pre-booked trip to Cereal City - the Kellogg's attraction which has since felt the Michigan squeeze. Well, no apparent squeeze around here, as the parade seems to be getting bigger each time I see it.
On a personal level, there was a difference this year. All the little uns in out family were part of the parade, so me and my wonderful wife got to watch the parade on our own - well apart from the other couple of thousand people, of course.
As we had to deliver the kids to where they needed to be, we were early to find a space to stand on the curb. Good thing too - people were all over the place booking their spots with chairs, blankets, dogs, babies. It was cold too - thankfully we were strategically positioned near to Pronto's, who had a coffee and cocoa table in operation.
Anyways, here are some pics of the parade.....
A fire truck.
Now that is one big flag
Not to be outdone, the Canadians turned up with a big flag too.
And some Canadian ladies riding horses in an unconventional way. Funny Canadians!
It wouldn't be a parade without a mob of cat-stranglers.
Or the world-famous Candy Band!
And a dung cart.
The Wizard Of Oz! There was me thinking he played in goal for the Red Wings.
And people riding bikes. Or should that be ikes? Yikes!
The Miracle's Dancing Entourage. Obviously not feeling the cold. Although they do look a little blue!
And the man himself. It's a miracle! Or 2.