Thursday, March 19, 2009

The St. Patrick's Day That Was

Oh, sure'n it was a day, it was.

It started off at 7:15 a.m., the time I arrived at the office. The guys already had the entrances blocked off, but were kind enough to let me in. Throughout the m0rning we had people begging and pleading to park in the lot.

We turned 'em all away. Well, except for the employees and volunteers. We're kindhearted like that.

At 9:30 a.m. the street looked like this:

And by 10:30 a.m. the crowds were starting to get a little more dense.

But as you can see, I had the perfect viewpoint from my office window.

Along about 11:00 a.m. the parade started, but since we were midpoint of the route we didn't see anyone until around 11:30.

There were cars...

And a color guard.

There were pipers...

And there were Knights.

There were floats...

And balloons. Lots and lots of balloons. BIG balloons.

Poor St. Patrick got stuck under one of the traffic lights and had to bend over backward to make it through!

And then there were THESE characters...

And more drill teams than you could shake a stick at.

But by 2:30 p.m. all of these people were gone.

Things were back to normal in our little part of the world.

And I, for one, was glad.

1 comment:

Susanne said...

But it was fun while it lasted? We don't have St. Patrick's Day parades here.