Day 233: Parade {Adventivities!}

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Kit pulling day one.

As you may recall, Kit and I have been doing adventivities (advent activities) since December first. I thought about doing a daily blog but that seemed to just add more pressure and stress to the whole ordeal.

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Kit got off work later than we expected, but somehow we still managed to eat dinner and make the parade with an extra 15 minutes.

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There were lots of trucks and I was shocked to discover not many tractors. Just one rolling by my count and it was pulling a float. I really loved this lit cherry picker.

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People dressed in character costumes kinda freak me out. I quickly snapped this (crappy) picture of the Grinch and then dove into hiding behind Kit. The gut on this Grinch was especially creepy.

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The theme for the parade was Butterflies for Maddie. This is a charity started locally becuase of a little girl that was afflicted with a rare vascular disease. These motorized wings on trucks were particularly cool.

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I can’t quite remember which business claimed this Spongebob and rooster float. I believe it might have been the Zaxby’s.

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Structurally, this float was most impressive. Maybe not directly related to Christmas. This is the high school drama club’s float of a school I grew up closest too.

I’m shocked they could do something this elaborate. The school isn’t in a county anyone would classify as ‘rich’. Good for you HCHS.

After the parade we met up with a friend of mine and we had hot cocoa. This has been the only parade in recent years that I haven’t had to thaw out for several hours afterwords. An awesome beginning to our adventivities.

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