Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Biggest Small Town Parade


It's a big day here for celebrating the 4th of July. There's a parade in the morning and then the mayor's luncheon at noon. In the evening, there's a huge fireworks show in Starcke Park along the Guadalupe River. This morning, I went out to see who might be lining up in front of our house (we are one of the feeder streets into the parade). This float is the square dance and clogging club. They were really nice. Chatted with them for a bit.



This is the watermelon royal court from Luling, a town near Seguin. I feel so sorry for the poor kids. It is hot and very humid today! It also looks like it might rain at any minute!

5 comments:

Louz said...

Fun parade photos! Hope you're enjoying the 4th.

Shorty said...

The ladies in the top photo must make a lot of events. Two or three years ago I was at the Texas Folklife Festival and they were there. Even the men get all dolled up. If I had the chutzpah I'd be right up there with them.

Shorty said...

PS what's with the stake in the lower left hand corner of the second photo. I was having Buffy déjà vu for a minute there.

Thiên said...

Not Buffy! Those are markers so the float people know where to line up for the parade. ha.

Anonymous said...

HEY COOL! THE LULING WATERMELON THUMP FLOAT! Every last weekend in June. Thiaan, if you travel to Luling, theres a lot of history and neat photos to take there too.