We have never gone to the parade since we moved to Williamsburg almost seven years ago! I know, I know... terrible parents. We are not morning people or we used to not be. As we age, we are starting to get up and out of the house on a Saturday earlier than we once did.
What a fun event. We parked in the parking garage off Scotland where we were happy to learn parking was free today! Yay! I think because of the events of the weekend, (It's Grand Illumination weekend) Colonial is being generous. We did park on the top level but we were good. I'd brought a carafe of coffee to help my eyes stay open and we headed to Confusion Corner as it is called. This is where Jamestown Road meets Richmond and for tourists and locals alike, confusion sets in here. As soon as the parade was beginning to start, the road was blocked and the fun began.
The fire trucks started us off. Molly was not very happy about the horns but she calmed down and wanted every person that walked by to pet her. Old cars followed along with local businesses and troops. The older girls school, Lafayette High and Berkeley Middle had a combined marching band which was nice to hear. Our favorites had to be when the herd of 50 St. Bernese walked by followed by about 30 Newfoundlands. We love these dogs. The kids want a St. Bernese but Joe is adamant our next dog is going to be a Newfoundland. We will see. :)
After the parade ended, we scooped up Sage and her friends who came earlier and stopped at Food Lion so I could buy some sausage and juice. When we got home I whipped up pancakes and sausage before Ava and I headed out again for her WAC practice. Never a dull moment around here.
Have a happy weekend!