|Kilts and bagpipes!|
|Dignitaries, children and random guys|
with humongous beads around their neck!
|Budweiser and the Clydesdales!|
|Awesome dudes with |
Parade day finally!!! Walking from the shuttle to my bleacher seat was an amazing sea of green...50 shades of green at least...LOL Babies, children, teens, adults, pets...a beautiful array of race, gender and nationality could be seen with a slight turn of the head! Everybody is IRISH on St. Patrick's Day in Savannah! It was great!
|A smile of...|
The most memorable parts of the parade for me were:
1 - the standing ovations and over all respectful and appreciative response to the armed forces, war veterans and community service folks as they passed by
2 - seeing the gentleman holding a bald eagle pass right in front of me
3 - being fortunate enough to have the bagpipers actually play right where I was sitting
4 - watching the young boys run out and place green beads around pretty girls' necks so they would get a kiss
5 - sitting directly across from kids that had a bubble blowing machine!
Ahhhhh!!! And then, of course, there were the cool people I met while there.
Bright Spot #1 - Ileana was there with her friend, Dan!
|Ileana & Dan|
Bright Spot #2 - I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Linda and Mary from Connecticut...alias, The Village Chicks...alias, the MVB's (Mayberry Village Broads). These 2 fabulous women have been friends since they were like 5 years old!
|Linda & Mary|
|Linda...a bit later in the day...LOL|
|Mary...succumbing to hat karma...LOL|
A few more 'must-haves' in any self-respecting ( St. Pat) parade...
|A Coke Float with Polar Bears!|
|Ronald McDonald himself!|
|Snacks from Sonic!|
|A Partially green goat!|
|Shenanigans...in and out of the parade!|
|AND...last but not least...a LEPRECHAUN and his Lucky Charm!|