The United States is a big place, and I am often reminded of this on 4 July, when communities across the country explode in a fever of nationalism and everything turns red, white, and blue overnight. You can find out a lot about what this country means to other people on 4 July, and sometimes […]
Long term readers know that the Fourth of July marks one of the highlights of my year. I eagerly anticipate it every year, and wake up in a froth of excitement on the day of to carefully organise my supplies and prepare myself for the two events that occur on this day every year, without […]
Of course, what makes the Mendocino parade unique is the proliferation of unusual and inventive entries.
Here’s the first round of photos from the Fourth of July Parade. The Mendocino 4th of July Parade is a famous institution ’round these parts (as a perusal of the archives will reveal), and they were out in force as usual this year. This post includes most of the official sort of entries in the […]
It’s 4 July, which means that you can anticipate many more photos of the Mendocino 4th of July Parade. But here’s a little teaser.
The final post in the parade series. I hope you all have been enjoying this week, because I have. This is cow guy. He is in every parade. The cow always looks the same, but I think it is in fact different. Last year he had a duck, too, and it was really cute. Well […]
I know that this is the post you have all been waiting for, secretly. I thought about making you wait until Thursday, but I decided that would be mean. So, here are your hippies. This was actually the float for a local nursery, but I think they belong in the hippie group. The floral decorations […]
I don’t know what Cottontail Acres is, but I was really confused by the bunny and the crabs. An art gallery. Yes, that is astroturf. And an astronaut! Ha ha. Bookwinkle’s Children’s Books. They do awesome floats since Christie took over. The book fairy! Who also doubles as a high school science teacher by day. […]
So, for readers who are just tuning in, the Mendocino Fourth of July Parade is kind of a big deal. I mean, I love parades, as I never miss a chance to mention, and this parade is the grandaddy of all parades. The Parade. Everyone turns out for it, I get my annual sunburn, and […]
From this… …to this: Expect more parade photos in the coming days. p.s. I chose the Albion-Little River Fire truck just for Suzy and Oliver (you may not comment, but I know you lurk)!