Monday, December 12, 2011

The parade

Yesterday, we had a fun time at one of the local Christmas parades.  First, we went to a restaurant along the parade route and had buckets of oysters. It was an "all you can eat" special.  They definitely didn't make any money off us because we had nine buckets among three of us.

We didn't eat this many buckets of oysters but gave it a good go.

There were a lot of people sitting and standing along the parade route.  It was windy and chilly which didn't bother most people, especially the kids.  They were interested in light sabers and other stuff for sale.
The kids were bartering to buy some light sabers.
Here are a few photos of the activity.
The fireworks were good and close by!
Every parade needs a phallic float.
The horses were a big favorite.
Elvis was there and singing Blue Christmas.
Santa made an appearance. 
Probably the funniest gaffe was this float which was from a nearby hospital. It was supposed to indicate the services of the hospital can see that the message got a bit messed up. I think that OR was to mean operating room.
Express--Babies or Rehab?? Hmmm.......
Anyway, we had a fun time.  After it was all over, we went to get some hot chocolate and then hurried home so that the oysters could take effect.  Nope--just kidding...sort of.

Happy Monday!


  1. I BUSTED OUT LAUGHING AT the phallic float!!!! Oh, Syd, thank you so much for the nice comment you left me and for telling me to get over here and see your wonderful pics!

  2. Looks like a fun time. I love me some oysters. I'm from MD, so we get 'em this time of year. LOVE scalded oysters. How were your done? :)

  3. a phallic like a great time...and between the float and oysters i dont know how you could help yourself...smiles.

  4. OH MY!!!!! THANK YOU for the badly needed laugh on this Monday!HAHAHAHA! Thanks also for taking the time to post pictures - I liked seeing them all. Oysters - I love them.

  5. Syd, I am loving your narrated photo posts. Picture=thousand words, etc. You do this format so good, Sir.

    ...and the oysters...BURP!


    And the header--wonderful choice.

  6. The Babies Or Rehab float made me laugh out loud and for real. I can sort of relate.... it true about oysters?

  7. Beautiful pics....Looks like a great parade. Do you live in a small town? Nothing like those small town parades around the holidays.

  8. "Every parade needs a phallic float."

    Love it.

  9. That looks like a wonderful, wonderful evening!

  10. Sounds like it was a great day! The horses are always my favorite part of the parade :0)

  11. Were the horse in front of or behind the phallic float...I would have liked to see a comparison. Nice shots Syd...but 3 buckets of oysters...just what effect did they have?

  12. Like Walking Man, I wonder what lots of oysters do to a person?

  13. Very entertaining pics. Elvis will never leave the building!

  14. Phallic floats, babies OR rehab, oysters...HA!

    You should send the Babies Or Rehab photo to Jay Leno. LOL.


  15. Beautiful pictures, Syd. The fireworks turned out perfect. Loved the phallic float! I should suggest that here, or not. :)


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