Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Patrick on Parade

Saturday was the local St. Patrick's Day Parade. In typical South Florida fashion, it was sunny and hot! We've been meeting the same group of people at the parade for the last 4 or 5 years.

The theme this year was Jamaica Me Irish. (I really would like to know who thought that one up! Seriously people!) Thankfully most parade participants decided to stay Irish and skip the island beat. Most of the favorites (including Petuna the Pig) were wearing green and ready to celebrate.

Sue was not impressed that I again failed to wear the "proper" shade of green, so she forced me to wear handed me her glasses and added a sticker to my face. The tie my husband is wearing? Sue forced that on him thought he could use a singing tie to complete his ensemble. The flag? Also belongs to Sue. (And to think we no longer work for her anymore! Gotta love her!) Unfortunately the picture of the Irishman and Sue is on his phone. You will just have to trust me when I say they were a sight together!

We all met in our "usual spot" across from the English Pub. Same spot, same sun, new additions! Make way for the strollers! The event again ended with promises that next year we will all be IN the parade. (A kazoo band? Really, Sue?) All in all it was a great day!

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JanMary said...

Thanks for joining in the fun :)

You would have looked right at home at the parade in Belfast today, although maybe a little cold!

There was probably more of a Jamaican theme to most of the floats today. Last year there was someone dressed as a pint of guinness and more than a few St Patricks - did not see any in the parade this year!

Jenn Calling Home said...

Hi! Stopping by from over at Jan's carnival today. Looks like a super fun time in Florida. Happy St. Patrick's day.

Rosemary said...

This looks like so much fun! Thank you for sharing!

MN Mom said...

You do all look like it was a fun time! (And you and the Irishman...look adorable.)

Agate Lake Girl said...

I love parades! Maybe next year we can be one of the people with strollers - it would be fun to check it out!

Elaine A. said...

Looks and sounds like lots of fun. I love a good parade and your glasses and your hubby's tie. Your friend Sue has some great St. Patty's style! ; )

Cynthia said...

I am stopping in from Jan's carnival....

It looks like you had a warm and sunny day, we did too. Definately a bonus to celebrating outside of Ireland!