Thursday, February 28, 2008

Everybody Loves a Parade

On Tuesday I was sitting in a stalled bus behind a long line of immobile buses and cars, with pedestrians lining the sidewalk. Rather than wait for the traffic to become untangled, I got off to see what was causing the impossible jam. A parade of trucks, carts, and cars loaded with high-school-aged boys and girls were having the time of their lives hooting, yelling, and snaking their way through the narrow streets of El Centro. Everybody loves a parade??!! I know I did!

18 comments:

Chris said...

Why were they having the parade? I love the balloons!

Southern Heart said...

What fun photos! Our whole family enjoys parades...and circuses, and fairs, too. My DH even *has* to attend the grand openings of stores, movie theaters...you name it. :)

AVCR8TEUR said...

I can see why people say that. Parades make people happy at least it does for me.

Nikon said...

That's a really great montage, Kate!
Very festive & everybody seems to be having a great time. You got very good shots.

Jazzy said...

love your collage Kate.
looks like they were having lots of fun.

Peter said...

I feel that some parades are quite artificial, but this one seems to be really nice!!

oldmanlincoln said...

Everyone looks like they are having a ball or good time.

Since you were stuck in traffic, I wonder how expensive gasoline is there?

Annie said...

Drop dead gorgeous woman there!

Kate said...

Chris et al, I wish I knew the reason for the parade. Parades and fiestas are numerous here, and I even wonder if the locals are aware of the reasons?! We'll still be here for Easter Week so that should be a real blast, or so I've been told.

Jilly said...

Oh yes, we all love a parade. Love the photos.

Isadora said...

Getting off the bus was definitely a winner. You would have missed what appears to have been a very colorful, fun and dynamic event. Beautiful youngsters.

marley said...

Brilliant that you came across such an interesting event! Love the photos.

photowannabe said...

Cute kids and it looks like a fun parade.
I like your collage treatment too.

Dragonstar said...

A parade is always fun. I have an award for you on my blog.

Rambling Round said...

All that pink! Really bright and pretty.

Polycarpio said...

Kate, are you stay in Mazatlan?. Good.

isabella said...

Great photos, Kate!
Did you find out what the parade was about?

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Love it !!! There are pretty girls too I see ;-) -- As kid I was used to walk happy behind band. If I have chance I still do the same as adult.