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Saturday, December 10, 2011

I love a parade!

Yesterday was our "Winter Wonderland Parade" here in the park. It's always fun to see what ideas the crazy people here come up with and how they decorate themselves, their golf carts, or bicycles. They didn't disappoint this year.

Every one of our parades begins with a local boy scout troop walking with both American and Canadian flags. (The park is made up of about 50% with visitors from Canada for the winter.)


This was a new addition this year:


I especially like the fake "snow" coming off the back of the boat!


The line dancers from our park. That's one of my friends, Thelma, in the center, giving us her special hand wave!


Ah-ooga!


Looks like Santa's reindeer don't know if they're coming or going!


Jim was in this group of kazoo players. What a crazy group! They actually practiced 4 or 5 times! They played Jingle Bells! That's Jim in the center, back, with his long sleeved red shirt on and black suspenders. You'd NEVER see him in red - except for this!


Here they are making their way around the corner. I pointed Jim out for you.


This one is, "Grandma got run over by a reindeer!" Funny! But by the size of that reindeer, I hardly think it would have even left a mark!


This is the Fiesta Kitchen Band - most play kitchen instruments, although it looks like a lot of them are playing kazoos! Except for the "squeeze-box" man!


Another new addition this year - the pet parade!


How cute is this? Aww.....


Crazy I tell ya! She has her little doggy in the basket behind her.


Another nicely decorated golf cart.

Not a greatly focused shot, I know, but I just loved that little dog with the snowman's head on his butt!


Now, seriously, how could you not grin when you saw this?



The true meaning of "CHRISTmas""


I'm assuming this is supposed to be Joseph and ?


Okay, I admit, this was a LIT-TLE disturbing. I think she was supposed to be the pregnant Mary, but, seriously, a SMILEY face on the fat belly? Just weird.


But this makes up for it.....A cowgirl pooper-scooper dressed up in prison garb with the Christmas spirit!



A "smartly" decorated Smart Car. Groan!


That's a LOT of wrapping paper!



Vroom! Vroom!


And of course, what's a Christmas parade without the big guy in the red suit?


I hope you enjoyed the parade. I sure did!

15 comments:

Brian Miller said...

what a perfect parade...love the pontoon boat...and the golf cart with the little bitty reindeer...haha...nice, we missed ours but are going to the light displays tonight...

gloW said...

Ahh Ha Ha Ha!!! ROTFL :-)
Loved the pics!
I felt like I was right there watching the parade with you.
Looks like tons of fun.
What city is that ?

Country Gal said...

Awesome photos, looks like great fun ! Never seen a Christmas palm tree lite up ! I know Florida has a lot of Canadians living there let alone visiting lol Have a wonderful day !

Ami said...

My next door neighbor is living in Arizona this winter with her hubby and double pugs. Great neighbors. Be funny if they were near you.

Loved the parade, my favorite is the snowman on the dog's butt, too. Would have been fun to put a dog pic on a snowman's butt...

B. WHITTINGTON said...

Pat,
I'm happy you're back in AZ because I love hearing what you guys do there. Your photos let me be a part of this zany parade. Loved it. Thanks so much. Blessings, Barb

Eva Gallant said...

What fun!!! I love Lou's Kazoos!!

Valerie said...

Loved the children's 'vehicle' and I was intrigued over the car covered in wrapping paper... could the driver actually SEE to drive...grins. Great fun, Pat.

Al Penwasser said...

Great looking parade. But, did you have Shriners in little cars? It's not a parade unless you have Shriners in little cars. And that float from the Star Trek Fan Club.

Bossy Betty said...

LOVE your header!

I also love this kind of parade. I had to miss our parade yesterday, but that's OK. I got to come to yours!

Sallie said...

A fun day! That is my kind of snow too!

Rae said...

You always have the best Christmas parades. So funny.

Chester Mark B. Tamayo said...
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kisatrtle said...

Looks like fun...butI think you need snow!

SquirrelQueen said...

OMG, the Grandma got run over by a reindeer float is hysterical. Unless grandma was the size of a mouse I don't imagine she got too banged up.

The parade looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing Pat.

Donna said...

Looks like y'all had fun!
hughugs