Monday, December 24, 2012

Getting Ready For Christmas

We had a big John Deere tractor but Earl opted for his pick up to pull the float.

The decorating and decorated crew!
Last Friday this RV Park had their Christmas Parade.  I am pretty sure it was the first annual one.  Here's why.  It had been advertised for quite awhile and everyone in the park was invited to participate.
Our driver, Earl, gets decorated.
  We were to come and decorate the float, ourselves, our bikes, pets and anything else we wanted in the parade.  Those who couldn't walk the route were welcome to ride on the float.
Working on the float.
Bob and I went up and there were a handful of people taping garlands and such to the trailer.  One lady showed up with her bike.

Cool Bike decorations.

  We decided to decorate one of the golf carts the office ladies use to get around the park quickly.
Julie's golf cart gets decorated.
  Someone went down and got the flag off their RV and we were set to go.
The flag bearer.
  Still no pets and there were enough seats on the float for all of us to ride.  One of the men got a portable generator from somewhere and we even had Christmas music on the float!

Santa is ready to go.

Ready for the parade.
Our tech man, Tom.  That's our music and generator next to Santa.
We set out on the parade route, doing the parade wave and wishing a Merry Christmas to all.
Old Glory led the parade.
She brought up the end of our 3 vehicle parade!
  To our surprise, the route was lined with people in their lawn chairs with their pets in costume to cheer us on. 
Here is one of many dogs who watched the parade in their costumes.
 Many were taking pictures and one group even threw candy to us!  (that was our biggest mistake--we forgot to have candy with us!)  The candy they threw was even Ghiardelli chocolates!
I love these yard decorations!  They also threw us some candy!
  We wound our way through the park and ended up back at the office where the party was ready to begin.
Mr and Mrs Claus are ready for the party.
Party time!  Notice the hats.  I want Bob to have a cowboy one next year!  The lady's hat is like Pat's tree farm hat.
Everybody brought snacks, Santa and Mrs. Claus handed out presents and a good time was had by all.

Some more decorating pictures

Merry Christmas to All!

1 comment:

  1. Bob looks thrilled to be on the float!