Sunday, July 29, 2012

4th of JULY PARADE 2012

Not only did we get to celebrate the 4th of July by walking in the Huntington Beach Parade, we also got take part in the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts.

In this picture you can see the "birthday cake" float and "Juliette Low" the founder of girl scouts.

This was taken before the parade started so not all the girls had shown up yet.

They had the girl scouts walking towards the end of the parade this year.  In fact, we were 3rd to last.  So, we had a lot of time to check out the other floats and people walking in the parade, before it was our turn.

We had brought small flags to carry but some man gave us bigger flags to use.  How nice.

We even ran into Abe Lincoln!  He was nice enough to take a picture with us.

Finally, everyone showed up and we were ready to go!

They called us to line up and start walking.  We tried to stay in a straight line.   But, of course at times we got distracted by the crowds and got out of line.

The girls all looked darling in their matching parade shirts. 

There were so many people watching us.  They would wave, cheer, yell and clap for us.  It's fun to be in a parade.

This parade was a pretty long one.  There were a lot of stops and we started to get hot and tired but, thankfully, everyone made it.

It was so exciting to see our family and friends towards the end of the parade watching and waiting for us. 

We were very happy they all came out to support us!

Since our troop has been in several parades now, we decided that we will get together as a troop at the next parade and rather then walk in it, we will all watch it together. 

That's the bad thing about being a parade, you miss getting to see it yourself.