Kaori, Vivi, and I made it to our local Fourth of July parade this year. It was good, bland fun.
Fourth of July parades, to me, always seem to lack a central rallying cry, a higher reason for being. They are mostly an opportunity for businesses, politicians, and the military to get some public exposure, and they lack passion. The groups with social agendas that flock to other more animated parades stay away.
I must admit, I wasn’t expecting to see Elvis.
And when it was all over, the tired dogs headed to the coffee shop to cool off.