The moment you are all waiting for has arrived. The main delight of the Mendocino Fourth of July parade is, of course, the hippies. This is why we all go. It was so difficult for me to sort through all the images and just pick out a few, but here they are. Once again, I’ve […]

Serious Business

Many local businesses submit entries in the parade, which have incredibly varied levels of creativity. This year, I was a huge fan of the MacCallum house, since their entry, well…just look at it: Yes, you are seeing two ladies in bed, waving flags. But wait, there’s more: After that, I’m not sure why any business […]


Like many communities across the United States, Mendocino celebrates Independence Day with a parade of epic proportions. It’s legendary, and people come in from all over the coast to watch the parade. The parade starts out fairly mundane, as parades do, with law enforcement, military, and, of course, fire trucks. This fire truck has a […]

On Parades

I have just returned triumphant from the Mendocino parade. Baxt very kindly lent me a camera for the duration of the parade, so I took a phantasmagoria of pictures. Unfortunately, since it took some time to become accustomed to the camera, a lot of the pictures are of empty skies and horse poop. But I […]


Yesterday was the Fourth of July, which means only one thing here: the Mendocino parade. I am aware that in Britain it is Thanksgiving and I believe there is also a national American holiday associated with half naked girls walking down the street, political floats, and drinking beer at Friendship Park. But here, 4 July […]