Monday, July 6, 2009

Fourth of July Fun

On the 4th we attended the annual Blue Ridge Fouth of July Parade in downtown. As always, it was entertaining. Here are a few of the fun shots:
On Friday there was a spaghetti dinner and live band in the park. Liz and I had some spaghetti.

Then we saw Elvis.

On Saturday morning there was a parade. We saw this guy with a rather large bell.

What country parade is complete without a few big tractors?

And some confederate soldiers (please, no one mention to the folks around these parts that our particular Southern county here actually sided with the Union - they won't hear of it even though it's the truth).

There were some Fannin County Democrats.

The community garden float.

Herbie the Lovebug. He looks pretty good for his age, don't you think?

I bet you didn't know that there are some Hare Krishnas in Blue Ridge, GA, did you? Well there are. 3 to be exact.

Sparky the firefighting dog.

And then this guy. I'm sorry but I have no explanation for this one. I can't even make up anything good. Where does one even buy red fishnet stockings??

And they were doing these little scenic rail cars rides in town. These things must have gone by our house 25 times in the past few days. So, we spent a lot of time waving to the people that were riding. The train hardly ever comes by our house (it goes north to TN from downtown, not south) so it was fun to have the visitors riding by all weekend.

We had a really fun weekend. Sunday was just a relaxation day (I love those!). What did everyone else do for their 4th of July weekend??


vanfox23 said...

great pics, thanks for sharing. Love the fish net stockings!

As for my 4th, well we spent it at a friend's having a cookout, kids playing, lighting sparklers, burning my thumbs to a blistery pulp...I have a mental note for next year...never use a regular small lighter for sparklers...always get the long lighters! All in all though it was a really great time! Glad yours was too!

LittleWit said...

Looks like a great weekend! Red fishnet stockings are fairly easy to come by. ;) Check any local costume shop or Victoria's Secret.

Jane said...

Looks like a lot of fun. We mostly hung around the house until it was time for dinner and fireworks, and then we walked to downtown Decatur. Lazy, but nice.

RobbinMT said...

Your parade was about as "American" as any I've ever seen, just maybe not as many horses as we have up here... Loved seeing the Democrats finally claiming the flag!! but i did wonder about the red fish nets as well! <3


for a second i thought, what's she doing in texas all of a sudden...see, here in texas, there is a famous fannin county named after a texas hero. but i figured it out once i stopped speed reading!

theyarnwhisperer said...

yay for the Hare Krishnas!!!!