Friday, July 4, 2008
July 4th Parade
It has become a tradition for the four of us to head to Bettendorf for their annual
4th of July parade. We always sit close to the start of the parade. My Mom always joins us for this parade. Last year we were able to view the parade with a Veteran, my brother Dan, he had just retired from the Air Force. This year my sister and her two girls joined us for the parade. There are always a ton of entries, including the Pleasant Valley High School Marching Band. Kurt and Sarah get a little upset when I stand up and clap and sing for my Alma Mater. Hey I marched with that band for 4 years and I am proud of it. So many people had out (throw) candy, beads, necklaces, frisbees, cup holders, t-shirts, flags, and many other things as well. I really think that is one of the reason my girls love the parade is all of the stuff that they bring home. We split the candy with my sister this year and still brought home a grocery bag full of candy. Candy or no candy, I think everyone loves a good parade. Of course we also love a day off and a reason to celebrate. Hope everyone has a great 4th.