Monday, July 12, 2010

The Mendocino 4th of July Parade

The Mendocino 4th of July parade was a beautiful representation of Americana and at the same time a reflection of Mendocino as a unique place.

There were endless firetrucks packed with beautiful kids.

Not every kid in town was in the parade though - plenty were on the sidelines enjoying the fun.

Those young at heart were in the parade as well, having a blast.

Pups, like the kids, were both spectators and participators.  Some more willing than others.

Staying true to Mendocino style, there were all kinds of environmental and peace demonstrations.

No parade is complete without a band, and this one was no exception.  Each band member played their heart out and looked like they were having a blast.

I definitely need one of these hats for the next parade I attend.

There were floats too, including our very own seaweed fashion show.  

I forget exactly what this "hat" was for, but it was quite a creation!

Save the salmon!

Lady liberty never looked so good.

Nothing but genuine smiles from us. 

We had the best time.  

These groovy gals blew some serious bubbles.  

A local acting group's float advertised the upcoming production of A Midsummer Night's Dream - wish we could have been there to see the show!

The goat speaks for itself.  

This guy with in that car with those flags.  Perfection.  

Peace signs are genuine in Mendocino.

One last float for the day - some seriously hot yoga.  

This crazy car pulled in the rear of the parade.  If you've ever seen cars like driving down the road, we've now answered the eternal question: why do people have these cars?  To be in parades, of course!

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