Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pink Tractor Float

Yesterday I told you a
little history about Algoma, WI..
and the reason behind the parade.
Were you paying attention because
there might be a quiz later on~
Just checking.

You know,
 if you visited here yesterday,
that we were all sitting along the
parade route.
The parade itself is about a mile or so long.
On a cold day, or rainy day,
it seems longer.
Wondering what else we saw?
Well, I will spare you a lot of words
and show you some of the
we saw.
And...I'm betting that you
saw a parade quite like this one!
Many maids in covertibles...
Steam engines and old cars...
Is THIS a Pink tractor?
Is THIS a pink tractor?

A tractor painted to honor a wife with breast cancer...
Cowboy Bob- or whatever the heck his name is...
These are REAL DOGS folks..
A head in every window~
Some guy sucking up to his wife....
How about some
SweetCheeks started laughing and clapping excitedly
to see
(We didn't have the heart to tell her they were llamas)
The only local store that sells bridal and prom gowns...
A few political statements...
And the old woman that lived in the shoe

finally ran away from home and
joined the Red Hat Society...

I won't bore you with the other
138 floats in the parade...
But it always ends with the
(very physically enhanced MALES)
bringing up the rear
and bringing down the house.
I hate it when the guys have
bigger boobs, better legs
and look better in a dress than I do!
Dontcha love the black pumps
with the blue dress?
And after the parade is the
best part of the day..
visiting the food booths
and watching
Baby E eating his first corn on the cob
at Shanty Days.
Was it good, BabyE?
His new favorite saying is
Notice the little red mark on his forehead?
Remember yesterday I told you they
throw candy from the floats?
Well, THIS YEAR, they
also tossed the miniature
and-you guessed it-
once bounced up and hit
BabyE in the forehead.

SweetCheeks has a suggestion..
Next year instead of
they shuld throhw
Wahter balloons!

We'll get right on that!

your photo name


Tete said...

LOL- love those chambermaids! Looks like the best kind of hometown parade. Baby E has corn in his ear- did you miss his mouth?
2 towns over- they have the Lawn Rangers. They perform every year and travel all over. Google them from Arcola, Il. They push lawn mowers, some with toilets attached, and all in precision.
They practice all year for the parade.
Bouncing balls? Ever been hit with a tootsie roll? Lethal weapon...really. Ask Craig.
Well, hope you have a good day!

Anonymous said...

Diana, That baby is sweeeet !! Enjoy him...he'll be growing up way too fast.I miss my little guys, 2 off to college and one getting his licences.:( Smiles to you,Susie

The enchanted home said...

Wow, who would have thought you have to wear a helmut to attend a parade? poor little guy!! Looks like quite the colorful parade, love the pink tractor as a tribute to his wife, thats amazing. Looks like a lot of fun.....glad you enjoyed!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a cute parade. Camels? Maybe alpacca or llamas.

Debbiedoos said...

How fun Diana! I want that pink tractor. That is an awesome looking parade!

Anonymous said...

this is the best Parade,, I love small town parades,, so much work the people put into these things, real community spirit.I don't think the balls were such a good idea,, he's lucky he didn't get it in the eye,, poor little love,, he'll remember that for a while.Beautiful photos, thankyou fo sharing.

Gina said...

Heehee! Looks like a fun parade, no matter what kinds of silly things they have.

Kathy said...

That's SOME parade! We don't have nearly as many "interesting" entries in our parades! Thanks for sharing--and that corn on the cob looked GOOD!

Patty said...

Looks like a good parade. And that's a pretty cool pink tractor!

Janet said...

The parade looks like it was so much fun and it looks like you all had a fun-filled day!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

The best part about this parade is your commentary. "ran away and joined the Red Hat Society"! HA!!

At The Picket Fence said...

I'm thinking they should make you the Grand Marshall of the parade next year! Your commentary is hilarious! I love that hometown feeling and so glad you shared this with us!

camp and cottage living said...

Wow, that is definitely a parade. Who would've guessed it would have so many entries.
I think Baby E resembles his Nanna. Anyone else ever tell you that? He's sure a cutie!

Debby said...

Love the pink tractor and the mini camels, hah.
No on the water balloons. Someone threw one at a car (both were going 55 miles per hour) and it busted the car window blinding the driver. She is okay now but had to have her eyes flused for 30 minutes from medics. Her son, 6, had to help her see to get pulled over. Who would have thought that would have happened. When I was in parades as a clown.....I didn't like the throwing candy. So afraid that I would run over some little one trying to get the candy. Can't believe they threw bouncing balls at that cute little guy.

Pam Kessler said...

That's one heck of a parade you have there. Love all the tractors. Our little (by comparison) parade outlawed throwing candy this year. I guess this may have been the reason. Don't want to scar any cute little kids.

Blue Creek Home said...

I --love a parade, the tramping of feet - and on and on! I am having a Lawrence Welk flashback!!!

This looks like a family style Mardi Gras parade! I'm with Sweetcheeks, I love that cute little camel! And, Baby E is chowing down on that corn - he is a cutie
Love the pic of all of your girls with the pirate.
And it looks like that wooly mammoth thing ran into a blob of chewed bubble gum!

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Blessed Serendipity said...

SC was so cute loving the "baby camels". Can you imagine if water balloons were thrown? I can. For a couple of 4th of July's in my town, you couldn't drive through our downtown with the windows open or you risked getting pelted with a water balloon. It was crazy out of hand and thankfully no more water balloons are being thrown into traffic anymore.
I loved that pink tractor.


Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Great parade! And that Pink tractor...beautiful.

Jessica said...

What a cute parade. Camels? Maybe alpacca or llamas.