Fourth of July Parade. Central Texas Style.

July 4, 2010

It’s raining like crazy today.

But if it weren’t. This is what would be happening.

A parade of champions.

With floats.

And people riding things.

And other things.

Things like this.

And this.

This, too.

Also, this.

And this

The few who aren’t in the parade watch it.

These people have a lemonade stand in their yard for all the watchers.

The watchers are grateful for the lemonade stand.

Some people riding things throw candy.

The watchers are grateful for the candy.

Unless it hits them in the head. But even still, they remain pretty grateful.

You know the things you’re not supposed to talk about in civil conversation?

We parade them in the streets.

The paraders make statements.

About politics.

Or religion.

Or the Second Amendment.

All in all, it’s a nice way to spend the Fourth of July.

Too bad it was rained out this year.

Luckily, I never posted last year’s photos. Until now.

Just as I’d planned.

I hope you have a Happy, Safe (and Dry) Fourth of July!

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  • Reply Amanda July 5, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    We had all the fun on the 4th that we couldn’t have on the 5th. Holy humidity and unsafe temperatures! I wish I’d thought to thumb through pictures of last year’s inimitable Independence Day parade in Williamstown. This was certainly a beautiful display.

  • Reply Barchbo July 6, 2010 at 10:38 am

    This solidifies my belief that Martindale awesome and I was right to aspire to be the mayor. Who wouldn’t want to be mayor of a town like this?!

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