Tom and I are having a little down time before traveling to Gig Harbor for our evening festivities. We had a fun Fourth morning!
First, we joined friends for brunch at Becky and Jim's house on the parade route of the Normandy Park Parade
By the time I took this photo, everyone had eaten their fill and had gathered on the sidewalk to watch the runners go by.
Tom and I walked down to the end of the parade route where we had parked our chairs. I loved watching all the happy people dressed in red, white and blue, and the kids playing in the street as we waited for the parade.
Sirens blaring! here it comes!
This is a neighborhood parade, and is made up mostly of car clubs. We have our favorites, of course.
Like classic Corvettes
And other cars from our youth.
There were a few "floats" with kids.
And the grand finale, Gus the Bus!
Jill, Isaac and Irene have guests this year: Brian and Sarah, cousins from California, and Allie, cousin from Colorado. Brian rushed over to hug Uncle Tom. I got a hug too.
Then many of us followed the parade down to The cove, where the city of Normandy Park was feeding the masses hot dogs, pop corn, ice cream and snow cones. Free food!
And we found these guys.
We got a close up of some of the classics.
I once owned a 1964 Chevy Impala, a white hard top. It was my very first car, the down payment being a college graduation gift from my parents in 1966.
We collected each other to move toward the beach, past the duck pond.
We have been taking it easy since we got home about 1:00. Tom did some pot watering and I picked a new bouquet of roses.
What a beautiful day! What a beautiful world we are surrounded by!
I am grateful.