|Here we are, waiting ...|
There were only a few things we didn't like about the experience. One: we had to arrive by 8:30 a.m. in order to be in a parade that didn't start until 10! It took us 1 second to check in, and we discovered that our "spot" in the staging area had no shade or anywhere to sit. We waited around for a while in the staging area, and then asked if we could go around the corner and find a place to sit, which was a good thing because we really did have to wait an hour and 45 minutes (we were in the middle of the parade so we didn't actually start walking until 10:15) doing nothing, before the parade started!
|Photo: Bud Ayers.|
We did discover that the Spirit of '45 people were right next to us in the staging area, so we posed for some pictures for them before the parade started (see photo). It would be cool to walk with them next year, since some of their volunteers were dressed in 1940s costume and military uniforms.
|Photo: Warren Hegg?|