And what would it be without a parade? And what is a parade without horses?
I strolled - well, drove - over to Camp Verde to enjoy their local parade because I knew a few people who were going to be in the parade. Um... no, I don't know the guys on the horses. But I do know these people.
It's the Camp Verde Library float!
Their theme was "I geek...." - See - "I geek the USA" and "I geek the freedom to geek". And, of course, you can find out everything you need to know about what you geek at the Library.
I love small towns. Nobody thinks your nuts if you point out your grandchildren in a parade. Mikayla geeks reading, Naomi geeks cooking, and Sophia (behind her big sign) geeks Candyland. Cynthia, behind the herd of geek-ers also geeks reading.
Timothy and Jubilee have their own little
So how did they all end up in the parade? Well, Timothy's mother is the manager of the Camp Verde library. She came up with this cool idea for the float and invited the family to come join the fun. Brilliant idea! Her name is Kathy, too. Her husband, Kent, was the chauffer for the gala event - and I'll stop the list of people at that point because one of us is going to get lost if I try to name all the names.
Needless to say, the kiddos stole the show!
You would think that was the only float in the parade, huh. Nope, there was more to be seen - including this cool vintage truck. I had to post this one for you, Karin =)
There were other floats, too - but not two hours like the Rose Bowl and none of us had to camp out all night for a good seat either. Yay! We all had a good time, too - chatting and laughing about little town parades and how fun they are. And we were all heading home before it got too hot to be fun.
There were a few good reminders, too, of what Independence Day is all about.
...and a reminder of the brave firefighters who lost their lives recently. The flags are at half staff to honor them.
Back in Chino Valley, the Ace Hardware put up a sign.
Yep, that pretty much says it all.
Hope you had a great Independence Day.