It's not much of a parade compared to big city parades, but it's fun and it gets us to the cabin for some family time and a change of pace in this busy season.
It was rainy and windy Saturday morning. We stopped at a Christmas Market in the Bayview Grange Hall before arriving in Langley, where we had time to check out a few shops before finding our spot under the shelter of the marque of the old Clyde Theater.
We were dressed for the weather, but it wasn't as bad as we expected. It was nice to have shelter, though.
We did hope the parade was "coming soon".
The old Dog House and our favorite Chocolate Flower Farm were across the street.
And here we go with the Langley Holly Jolly Holiday parade.
We all love the bag pipe band that is featured every year.
Kids wave and then scramble for tossed candy.
Other kids are in the parade.
And animals too! 4H club animals.
Orcas visit Langley, out in the Sound, and they take saving their whales seriously here.
There are lots of small farms on the island, which is known for it's "island time" life style.
And there is always Santa!
That's all folks! Now we'll cruise a few more shops on Main Street.
There was a store front decorating contest. I don't know who won, but I sure liked this 12 Days of Christmas at this gallery.
I liked this one too.
The bag pipe band played on at Boy and Dog Park, and we lingered to listen.
It even stopped raining! We ended up at Useless Bay Coffee Company for lunch, stopped at a few bazaars, and were back at the cabin for some down time and then time for playing board games.
Today, Sunday, the Seahawks played the Vikings in Minnesota at 10:00, so after a big breakfast we enjoyed the game as the wind howled out on the bay.
I walked over at half time to watch the waves crashing on the beach at high tide, kinda' like the Seahawks washed over the Vikings today! The kite surfers were loving it.
We packed up and were on our way home by mid-afternoon. It was a good break.