We had traveled to Raleigh N.C. to see Sherry’s sister.
On that Saturday – we went into Raleigh early
11-23-19 parade started at 9:15 am.
to find a parking spot
and meet up with her daughter – husband and two grand kids.
This happened to be the 75th. year of this parade
a parade that was scheduled to go for 2 1/2 hours!
But – rain was predicted
we hoped we would see it all!
The first marching band was from
The University of North Carolina State
We managed to see all kinds of units
clowns – horses – cars – trucks – drill teams
But the marching bands kept coming
And they almost all were High School and huge
The uniforms were just fantastic
and most seem to be from this area
The rain held off – there were floats – Queens and courts
both local and state.
Gingerbread – followed by a band – preceded by a band
It was here that it started to rain harder
we had watched for two hours
a dozen or two of marching bands
We started gathering up our chairs
covering our heads
Thank you for reading Papa’s World
We stayed as long as we could
I felt sorry for the remainder of the parade
as I looked up the street – there was no end in sight
we had seen in two hours so much it is hard to explain
or to remember.
WHERE FRIENDS MEET THE FAMILY
The Christmas parade – RALEIGH NORTH CAROLINA