Theresa's Mixed Nuts: St. Patrick's Day Parade & Greening of the Waterway!

Monday, March 17, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Parade & Greening of the Waterway!

Our town puts on a St. Patty's Day parade every year, but we have always skipped it. I thought it was going to be warm this weekend, so I decided to drag the kids out to it this year. They weren't too pleased with dear old mom when the winds kicked up and we nearly froze, especially since I got the time wrong and we sat in the cold for an hour before the parade actually started. But, we did have some colorful characters to watch before the parade started.

I love how people got in the spirit, coming out wearing their St. Pat's gear.

leprechaun

 The parade finally kicked off. The cold didn't seem to bother these kilt wearing bagpipers.

Bagpipe Players

Fun Colorful Floats....

St. Patrick's Rainbow Parade Float

And, what's a parade without some horses with green noses and legwarmers? Oh, and a few llamas too?

horses

llama

After a very long and cold hour, we took the girls to our East Race Waterway where they turned the water green!



 


Even through the complaining, I think it was a great way to kick of the holiday!

I hope you all have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!

26 comments:

  1. Nice to see the parade. Green is the great color. Leg warmers for the horses looks like beautiful shoes for them!

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  2. We were at a parade yesterday, too, and some people got really decked out. I love that they turned your water green - that is wicked cool!

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  3. Looks like it was a grand ole' time. I love the horses with the legwarmers! Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

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  4. I love that they made the water green. They do that in Chicago too, and I'd like to see it.

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    1. I would love to do the Chicago St. Paddy's Day parade some year! I do think the greening of that river would be so neat to see in person!

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  5. I remember Chicago and the green river. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

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  6. I always wanted me a lama or alpaca!

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    1. You know, I could see you with one too, you big animal lover, you :)

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    2. it's third on my list, after a coon and a donkey :) So far I've only had cats, dogs, frogs, chicken, parrots, sheep, piggies and a horse :)

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  7. haha green water too, they go all out indeed.

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  8. How fun! I love the animals. I hope your girls ended up liking it after all. We haven't been to a St. Patty's parade here. I should go sometime.

    I've been sick since Thursday, so I won't be celebrating much. I just wore green, but later I'm going to the doctor.

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  9. That's so cool how they can make the rivers bright green. Fun photos. I loved the feet of the horses. {hooves, rather?} Take care my friend! Have a great St. Patty's Day!

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  10. Precious and beautiful photos! Happy St. Patrick's Day! I fun!

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  11. I'm envious of your town's spirit. Looks like a fun 'ole Irish time was had by all.

    Be well, Theresa.

    xoRobyn

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  12. we don't have a parade in my town

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  13. Wonder what it took to get those things on the horse

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  14. East Race Waterway looks awesome. I am gonna have to Google that. Looks like it would be a blast, especially if you were one of the drivers!! Good old mom draggin the kids around lol. Who doesn't love a good parade!

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  15. I wish we would have had a local St. Patrick's Day parade to attend. I really liked the fact they colored the water green. What an excellent idea!

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  16. Looks like a wonderful and fun parade. I wish out town did this sort of thing.

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  17. That looks really cool. I love the thought of a parade, my city doesnt do anything.

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  18. I have never seen a st patty's day parade. It looks like a lot of fun!!

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  19. That is SO neat that your town does a St. Patty's Day parade! Our city doesn't :( My dad is in Chicago right now, and they celebrate HUGE apparently! Love the green water :) That's too bad that it wound up being so chilly...and you had the time wrong..hehe.

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  20. Our town is mostly Italian, so they don't seem to do a lot for St Patricks Day. Love how they turned your water green.

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  21. Sounds like you all had a great time even though it was cold. That must have been amazing seeing the water green!

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  22. We don't celebrate St Patricks Day but we do love parades and it looks like you had a blast!

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  23. I understand how they feel. I complain in the cold too. I was in a St. Patty's Day parade and luckily it was reasonably warm. Looks like there was a variety of things to see in your parade.

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