This weekend is homecoming weekend for our local university. The whole town comes out for the activities along with returning alumni. One family hosts and annual Kegs and Eggs benefit breakfast on homecoming Saturday before the parade. There is music, golf, and plenty of bar events. I’m not one for the bar events, don’t gulf.. but promise to take the grand daughter to the parade each year.
Up and out the door by 9:30 am in 45 degree temperature, I packed blankets and hot drinks, oh and I also dug out the gloves as I hate freezing hands. Each year the parade has a different theme. This year it was Get Your Game On. With that the floats are designed and presented for awards.
I had my first real introduction to the politics this year with many running handing out free items to try and get your vote.
My grand daughter likes seeing the King and Queen and their court because the women wear crowns, she calls them Princesses and waves excitedly to them. The other thing that gets her smiling and excited are the bag pipes, of which there were three bag pipe performances to watch. I don’t know what it is about the sound of a bagpipe, but I have always loved them myself.
Here are a few of the highlights from our morning.
There were plenty more including my boys’ favorite game (when little) represented on a float: Rockem’ Sockem’ Robots! It was actually well done and I hope won for best float.
We came home with a bag of candy, two balloons, coupons for two free games of bowling at the local lanes, two kids football hats, and I even came away with a package of forget-me-not seeds for spring. Yep, I froze, this house plant doesn’t do well sitting around in windy forty degree weather, but it was free and a little girl was so happy I’m glad I kept my promise to attend with her.
Well, I’m finally thawing out, time to put the last touches on the entertainment center so I can share the transformation with you tomorrow. Hope you are having a good weekend.