This is our first time in the Braidwood Tree Lighting Ceremony and Parade. We were invited buy the Braidwood Area Historical Society. I just got done sprucing up Lizzy for her first appearance. She has new lights and eyes that were "borrowed" from Dennis Halpin. Thanks Dennis. I hope the kids enjoy seeing her in the parade.
We also had out 26 Tudor in our local Christmas Parade in WIlliamsburg VA
The kids had a blast!
I have been in parades before and they all seemed the same. This is the first time with the eyes in the windshield. All of the kids reacted to it. The little ones got so excited, but the older ones smiled when no one was looking. They were trying to act cool, but they still enjoyed it. It was the most fun I have had in a parade.
WILLIAMSBURG -- Thousands turned out Sarturday morning for the annual Christmas Parade, hosted by the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance.
More than 100 units made their way along Duke of Gloucester Street and Richmond Road, greeted by cheers and waves. In his traditional spot at the back of the parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus waved to children and adults and alike from their horse-drawn carriage.
We got a lot of waves and thumbs up..It was the best parade I've been in. I believe I had the oldest vehicle there!
Here is a shot my wife took. She was on the sidelines with her mother watching the parade. I found out during the parade that this is our first year having it. They had more than twice as many floats turn out than expected and after the parade, the library was hosting an event for kids and families and they were overwhelmed with having 3-4 times as many people then they had planned. It was still a great time for those I spoke with there.
My wife adding Bows to our T
Loading the T back on the trailer after the Christmas Parade. Much easier this way then to drive it 20 miles home in the cold with out heat..LOL
Mike, that's one difference between you and me. I would find it easier to bundle up and drive the 20 miles (and I have a Touring!) than to load it at home, unload it at the parade, load it again after the parade and unload it again at home.
There are to many crazy people on the road here. Not that I don't think my T wouldn't make the trip, I'm afraid that someone will hit me! I've had to many close calls of people cutting me off or pulling out in front of me. You know yourself it takes a little more time to stop a "T". Seem like everyone is just in a hurry this time of year! I would rather load it up, and make it home in one piece.