i got to see the majority of this morning’s santa claus parade as i walked to work, and as i was working (the door of the store is seriously six feet away from the parade route). it was a fantastically gorgeous day: sunny, calm and not too cold (i saw some people standing and watching the parade in tshirts – that may have been pushing it a bit much). there was a great turn-out of watchers!
photo of the day: saturday november 17th:
bonus pic #1:
bonus parade memory #1:
i clearly remember dad taking me to the parade the year i was three years old (mom stayed at home with the [baby] brother). i remember nothing about the parade itself; what i do recall is walking to the spot where we stood and watched, and standing on the steps outside of mutual life (now sunlife) all bundled up and craning my neck to see the street. i also can picture that mom sent me vanilla wafers as a snack. the end.
bonus pic #2:
bonus parade memory #2: during my first or second year of university, my then-bf and i took my then-little cousins, kate and joel, to the parade. it was freeeeezing that day! the kids were so good, and watched attentively, and we all had a good time. close to the end of the parade, poor kate’s feet were so cold that we put my mittens on her feet! after the parade, we all went to mcdonalds. the end.
tomorrow is the guelph santa claus parade and the biggie, the TORONTO santa claus parade! hope you can get out to a real, live santa parade this season – they’re lots o’ fun!