Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Stampede Parada

It's Calgary stampede this week, and last Friday, we got up early to go the the parade.  A couple of us took the train down together and even though it was 7 we were surprised to see how many people were already there. The parade starts at 9. Luckily for us one of our group had gone down and saved our spots, they got there at 5 (yuck). Bless them.
Here are the girls dancing in the street while we wait for the parade to start. They did this for most of the parade, every time a marching band when pass they were dancing, then they would sit for the horses and have a quick snack.
Of course in the parade there where marching band, and floats, and being for the stampede lots of horses, but only one cow (or bull) My favourite of the hores are the clydesdales, while LM like the sheplin ponies and she thought they were just her size
Her favorite part of the parade was the tanks, this one did a spin right in front of us, the top stayed still and the bottom spun. She screamed with delight while one of her friends was scared. When it took off it blew smoke and she though this was so funny.

After the parade we had lunch before taking the train home and letting the girls have a little longer play date. I think I may only do this every few years as it's a long day.

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