Monday, July 6, 2009

My World # 39

This is my posting for the My World Meme. It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Sandy, Wren, Louise and myself. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive. Here is part of 'My World'. I will be travelling today and will get back to you as soon as I can.

The July 4Th celebration is full of traditions. We go to the Stow, Ohio parade every year. My wife and I get there 2 hours early to get prime seating. The parade lasts about two hours. The parade always opens up with a military honor guard.
This was the neatest car in the dignitary section.
The Stow Band performed and there was some flipping going on.
This is the police honor guard with the Ohio flag flying with Old Glory.
This was the neatest custom car in the parade. Click on it and give it a once over.
The rest of the day was quite busy. We had our annual Applebee's luncheon with the grandchildren. Kent has a festival with lots of vendors and entertainment. Bobbie, our friend, had a picnic for family and us, the "adopted family". Kent had fireworks in the evening. It was a long day of partying. We had one day to wind down before vacation.

48 comments:

Erin said...

this looks like a fun day to me. parades are always a great event and it's always fun to people watch :)
that custom car is something else. what kind of car was it, a chevy?
thanks for sharing your 4th with us.
we spent our day on the lake just relaxing and taking in the beautiful scenery.
have a wonderful afternoon.

imac said...

Nice Post Tom, Thanks for getting me into your wonder blog again, my friend.

Denise said...

What fun! Great photos!

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SandyCarlson said...

What a fun parade!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

After a fun day like that,I hope your vacation is the best.
Blessings,Ruth

ewok1993 said...

great post with neat photos of neat cars :)

James said...

Looks like a fun day, thanks for sharing it.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hey Tom, Hope you all enjoy your vacation. Your 4th of July celebration sounded wonderful---although I bet you all slept good that night!!!!

Betsy

Willa said...

what a fun-filled celebration. Belated Happy 4th!!

Babooshka said...

You definitely know how to celebrate in the US in a way that we sadly lack.

Marja said...

Oh what a great parade You must have had a fantastic day Love the car

Carletta said...

Some nice shots of your fun-filled day. Applebees - mmmmm...good.

Vacation? Don't recall you mentioning one. Have a great time. We'll be looking forward to lots of pics.

I'm still not used to your new header. I always think I'm at the wrong blog. :)

Elisabeth's bright side said...

Great photos, and I especially liked the car. I really enjoyed all of your last posts, thank you!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

It looks like a great parade. I especially liked synchronized flipping by the girls.

EcoRover said...

Glad you had a great parade! We did the dog a big favor and got out of Butte America this year to escape the fireworks madness (it goes on from morning to midnight for about a week).

Jenn Jilks said...

Fun shots. We were quite quiet in My Muskoka on our Canada Day.

alicesg said...

Wow lovely parade. I love the car, it is so beautiful. You must have a fun day celebrating.

Barb said...

I love small-town parades - my Grandkids love our Breckenridge parade for the candy that gets thrown to the bystanders! I must compliment you on that beautiful header photo!

Shionge said...

Happy Belated 4th July FG and what a fun-filled day :D

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Awesome parade! And July 4th was also my late parents 62nd Wedding Anniversary!

Back in my home country, we used to celebrate our own Independence Day after America until the Legislative Body decided to break away from copying too much from your Great Nation!

Long Live!

Gaelyn said...

Looks like a great parade. I like the antique car better than the custom one, although it's certainly unique.

Love your header.

Have a great vacation.

Mary said...

Looks like a great 4th celebration! Love your new header shot!

TSannie said...

That flip shot was one great photo capture! The Forth of July holiday is one of my very favorites! Happy Birthday America!

TSannie said...

Forgot to add: Love your new banner photo. Incerdible it is!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

That sure seems like a neat parade Tom. I am not sure which of those cars I like more. They are both fantastic!!

Luke Wiley said...

thats a sweet ride!

Arija said...

Looks like great fun, no wonder you needed a day to recover before the start of your vacation...LOL
I love the dragonfly in your header, it looks quite ominous, a bit like a black widow.

T and S said...

Lovely series as usual, the last image is unique. The new banner is a stunning macro shot Tom.

Snap said...

I really enjoy seeing photos from 4th of July celebrations. Thanks for sharing yours! Looks like fun!

Tipper said...

Love the flipping-and wow what a car.

(love your new header too)

Craver Vii said...

I noticed something about the white car, the big antique in the dignitary section... the front bumper has "bullet holes." I'd love to cruise around in a car like that... minus the bullet holes.

Darla said...

What a great tradition...my husband would never make it two hours waiting..

Carolyn said...

Tom the day sounds like so much fun. I love the customized car and great photos. I have to admit that not much happens here on the islands for Canada Day and it is a little disappointing. I ususally go to the hoopla on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and that is always so much fun if not a little too crowded. Thanks for sharing your wonderful day.
Smiles

Carolyn said...

P.S. Tom, I love your masthead photo!
Smiles again.

Alexander said...

The cars are really cool!
Nice job on the coverage.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Amanda said...

Sounds like you had an awesome day, love the specialty car photo what a trip!

Sally in WA said...

Gosh, I haven't been to a parade in ages. Thanks for taking me back. I like your new header photo, too!

Pietro said...

Great sequence of the parade, Fishing Guy! That car is so funny!

Abe Lincoln said...

That custom car looks wicked.

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wow ! loved the car

Janet, said...

Sounds like your 4th was spent a lot like mine. We are a small town and have a big celebration. A parade, singing all day and night on the court house lawn, food, carnival, crafts, etc. Our fireworks had to be canceled because of rain, but they will be done later this summer. I posted on my blog about our parade in case you would care to look. Looks like you really had a good time.

Michele said...

A fun looking parade for sure. It looks as if there were all kinds of neat things to please just about anybody watching along the road there!
I'm not a huge fan of the custom car but hey, I am sure I am part of the minorities out there... it's a different type of vehicle, that's for sure!

I am glad you all had such a nice time!

Wren said...

What fun, indeed!

I also like your new banner photo.

Louise said...

Now THAT'S a parade! Two hours! What a cool one!

Esther Garvi said...

Wow! The cars we can build! So cool!

Glennis said...

Great display and parade, glad you enjoyed your 4th of July celebrations.
I like those girls walking on their hands, I used to be able to do that too, long ago.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful Day.