There’s nothing like a parade on the Fourth of July.
Well… Actually I’m not so sure about that. It just seemed like the right cliché to start this post off with considering I’m talking about going to a parade on the Fourth of July.
To be completely honest, I think my most fond Fourth memories date back to these pool parties I used to go to at a family friend’s house. Not only was it a poolside BBQ every year, but we could all see fireworks from that yard as the night fell.
Also I have very fond recollections of playing Donkey Kong Jr. one year off of that kind of bizarre card reading attachment that existed for the GameBoy Advanced I think? That might just be a fever dream, but if nothing else it helps me associate the Fourth with DK jr.
Probably a different story for another day, though. I just wanted to punctuate my conversation about Alyson with a video game thing.
Because she loves that.
Spiteful recurring jokes aside, this 4th of July I went out past LAX to Westchester for a parade. Alyson and the RUHS band perform in this particular parade every year, and it’s my second time coming along for the ride.
Last time I went was a few years ago when I wasn’t focusing so much on the power of having a blog to spout nonsense into, though.
So I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to fill up one of my daily writing requirements.
However, I’m also spending the day with the family since it’s July 4th, so I’m going to keep it brief and just do a neat little slideshow of all the cool stuff that made its way through the parade route before RUHS performed.
Hopefully you enjoy this very non-politicized Fourth of July post. Because god knows the fervor is strong when I hear people yelling things like “take him down” at Maxine Waters, a U.S. Congresswoman, as she makes her way down the parade path.
God bless America.
Also, can’t forget the bonus recording of Aly and the band performing:
Happy birthday, America. May your founding principles continue to hopefully shine through to number 243 and beyond!