Friday, April 18, 2014

The Cherry Blossom Parade

On the final day of The Cherry Blossom Festival, they have a parade!
Did someone say parade, oohhhhh that's my favorite.
The hubs, not so much, but he was so happy to arrange for a special car,
to take us right to the area and pick us up afterward,
only a few blocks away.
 
Good thing we had our own "chariot", the parade area was crowded...
and when I say crowded,
you have never seen a crowd like this.
 
But....I loved it.
Two hours of amazing colors, music, funny and happy peeps.
 
Did I take a lot of pictures,
you bet I did.
Sit back, relax and enjoy...it was such a happy parade.






























The End!!
Wasn't that a beautiful parade??
 

30 comments:

Farm Girl said...

I guess I am with Chuck. So I enjoyed seeing it through the lens of your camera. :) Wonderful Photos today Debbie

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

It does look like a happy parade. Great images! I really like those Jspanese lanterns.

Adrienne said...

It was an EGGseptionally beautiful parade!!(wink, wink!) On what looks like a perfect day!! I especially loved the covered wagon! And I think seeing people marching in unison is fascinating...Thanks so much for sharing all this - my dislike for crowds would win out over my love for parades...so I'm glad I have you!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Oh how fun! I love the big balloons and the clowns! Thanks for taking us along.
Happy Easter to you and Chuck.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

What a fantastic parade! So beautiful, I love the girl's pastel gowns and hats.

Muffie said...

Wow! Now that's a parade!! Glad you had a good time!

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

How colorful! Have you returned to the Northland yet?

Magia da Inês said...

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TexWisGirl said...

i know you were full of glee and smiles all the while. :)

E.liza"BETH" said...

gorgeous dresses - my favorite part.

i have not been well this week, Debbie. so i will have to get all caught on your posts from this week-o.

hope you are well. happy bunny day to you!! ( :

Miss Debbie said...

That was beautiful! Especially loved the sharp looking military and the lovely southern belles!

Beth said...

Beautiful photos Debbie, I woul love to have been there!

Haddock said...

What an interesting parade.

Lisa Gordon said...

It sure was!
Thank you for taking us along with you, Debbie.

I wish both you and Chuck, a wonderful weekend, and a beautiful Easter.

DIMI said...

Dear Debbie it sure was a beautiful parade!!Wonderful pictures!!I really enjoy them!!Wish you a happy weekend!
Dimi...

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh thank you my friend I have never been to a parade so beautiful from the comfort of my seat. Happy Easter. Hugs hugs. B

Beauty Follower said...

I like the cow-girls and the drummers with the pink kimono!

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eileeninmd said...

Debbie, the parade looks like so much fun! Lovely images. It is hard to pick a favorite, they are all great. Glad you had a fun time! Happy Easter!

Brian King said...

Fantastic photos! It looks like fun! I'm glad you had a good time hangin' with your peeps! ;-)

Gail Dixon said...

Whoa, Nellie! You got some amazing photos with lots of vivid color. That's right up there with our Mardi Gras parades, though everyone appears sober here. :) LOVE the young girls in the Gone With The Wind dresses. Hope you have a very Happy Easter!

Willow said...

That was a gorgeous parade and you did a great job sharing it with us. Thank you ~ you know how much I love a good parade.

Maude Lynn said...

Splendid pictures!

Karen Lakis said...

What a beautiful, colorful, festive parade! I'm not sure which I like best! The Belles in their fluffy gowns are so pretty, and I always love a panda... So much to see! You captured it beautifully!

A Colorful World said...

Yes, a really delightful parade! Oh, how it celebrates spring! Love the white dresses with the pink sashes, and every touch of pink throughout! Love the balloons and floats and the girls in their confection southern belle dresses! Beautiful!

Kathy said...

It was a beautiful parade and your pictures are just as beautiful!

Angie said...

Oh my gosh, I adore parades. That one looked like it was amazing. I'm so jealous! Thanks for sharing with us.

Happy Easter Friend!

Jenn Jilks said...

It was a beautiful parade!!!!

Lin said...

Oh my GOSH! YES!! What lovely colors!!

Ida said...

Oh my gosh what a great parade. How could hubby not enjoy this.
So much to see. I loved the Balloons, The Men in Uniform, Those gorgeous southern dresses on the pretty girls, the clowns, the bands, the horses....well just the whole doggone parade! What fun.

Anonymous said...

That looks like so much fun! I love parades as well.