Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th!

We went "downtown" this morning to watch the 4th of July parade. I'm not sure which family it was, but there is one particular family that is celebrating their 100th reunion this weekend in Harrisburg, OR. That's pretty cool in my book.

There were probably several thousand people lining the streets to watch the fire trucks, floats, and tractors go by. And of course, the kids were giddy racing to get the candy that was being thrown from the parade! One thing I noticed is the ubiquitous tatoos! Really, I have never seen so many tatoo'd people in one place! What an economic boon for anyone that is talented enough to draw something "permanent" on somebody else! Cracked me up.
These 4 huskies were pulling a cart carrying candy for the kids.
We had a great time watching the parade, then headed down by the river, where food booths were set up. A pulled pork sandwich and a shave ice later, we plopped ourselves down by the Willamette River for a while before we headed back to the mh.
I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Tattoos are very common in New Zealand - it is part of Maori culture and had become part of the New Zealand Europeans' culture too. Not really my thing to be honest. I do love parades though and that's another thing that New Zealand excels at!