Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

America's Hometown Thanksgiving Parade, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Don't you just hate having to wait for a parade to start? What is it about parades that so captivates us anyway? This youngster was just plain tired of waiting patiently for it to start. The location is on Court Street looking towards the distant beginning of the parade route.

Like many parades, this one had a large inflated balloon character - befitting the occasion and location, it was a turkey. The brick building in the background is the old post office building.

This float carried the theme that "America is still the land of plenty."

There were military veterans marching proudly........

....and drum and bugle corps playing loudly......

......and lots of shimmery satin uniforms.......

......and no parade is complete without pirates........arghhhh..........

......I wonder what the proper protocol is when a "high five" is met with a "fist bump?" Is it like rock, paper, scissors?

For the first time this week, I got to see the beautiful Budweiser Clydesdales on a bright sunny day.

This Clydesdale and his wagon drivers must have shared some inside joke!

A drum and bugle corps pauses to play in front of the reviewing stand and hillside filled with parade goers.

Some visitors just enjoyed the warm sun and mom's loving embrace.

Some observers had to watch from inside the window.

There were many unusual hats spotted in the crowd.

I wonder why this man got to wear a cool beret while his bandmate wore a helmet with a furry monster climbing up the back.

A young boy riding on a float approaches the finish line.

This panorama is from atop the hill overlooking the reviewing stand (to the right of the flag) and the final leg of the parade route. The water in the distance is Plymouth Harbor. It was a spectacular day, not too cold, not too windy, a big crowd of happy people - a great day to be thankful for the bounty of life that we enjoy.

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