Sunday, July 4, 2010

Our Hometown Parade

The local police always start if off.

Alameda was a military base back in the day.

Home to The Alameda Naval Air Station.

We are a Navy town with deep military roots.

Our son Chris and his friend Morgan both just graduated and are getting ready to go off to college soon!

This is the view down Grand Street... 

We recently had our gorgeous downtown movie theater restored to it's original splendor. This float pays homage to it.

My people

Our son Chris and his friend Matthew.

My favorite twins, Nicholas & Elizabeth

We heard fabulous music...

and cheered our wonderful Veterans!

Classic attire...  red, white & blue!

I always love this image.

Good friends Henry & Jennifer

We had baton twirlers

and all sizes of dogs!

Miss Liberty

caught smooching Uncle Sam!

My Mom loves this parade... she's a real hometown girl!

Meet my friend Lisa and her husband Dan whose beautiful home I recently posted about.

Loads of spirit...

and a pooped pooch!

ZZ Top made an appearance

along with some go-go dancers.

We are nearing the end of the 135 entrants.

 Here comes the street sweeper which means

it's all over but the memories...

Time to pack it up and get ready for the BBQ's!

We rode our decorated tandem back home by way of the beach.

We live just across the water there.

Whew, that was fun!

I hope you enjoyed our Hometown Parade.

Enjoy the day & the fireworks!!!!!
Happy 4th of July


FrenchBlue said...

Whew! That was fun! I feel like I watched the whole parade! Your a good photograper Terri...Thanks for sharing the festivities! My favorite is sweetest MoM!
Happy 4th!!!!

savvycityfarmer said...

there's nothing like a parade with old el dorados and a baton twirl-er!!!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

How fun. I love hometown parades. So glad you had a great time. Hugs, Marty

Kathysue said...

Terri what a great tour of your hometown parade, that was so great, loved it. Fun to see Mom, Chris and Christopher all looking great. the bike looked so festive, what a fun day,Happy 4th dear friend,Kathysue

Beach House Living said...

That is some parade! I haven't seen one like that in years. Looks like a good time had by all. Nice bike decorating by the way.

lisaroy said...

What a great hometown parade! I love all the bikes and the old vehicles - and of course the stilts! xx

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Oh wowzers! Your's and Leah's (The Way We Are) both did fab with your parade posts - so fun to see, thanks for posting! xo

sharon santoni at my french country home said...

What an amazing parade and hoorah for digitial cameras! Great pictures I can almost hear the parade music.


savvycityfarmer said...

I just re-visited each photo .... what can I say 'bout the girl on the horse with the fishnet stockings???

oh btw, your mom is a striking beauty

Unknown said...

All out - All American Adorable-ness!!!! We had a lot of fun yesterday, but alas no parade. Now I feel like I attended one! xoxo, Elizabeth

sealaura said...

wow your town sure does go all out. how fun! we had a low key fourth, relaxing. My B was in the navy, next time we go up north we'll have to check out your navy town.

Bring Pretty Back said...

Your town has a great parade!!!!
Thank you for sharing!

Privet and Holly said...

You've captured all that is good and fine and lovely about our dear country. Wish these photos could wipe away things like deficits, immigration issues, economic turmoil and everything else that is so unhappy on the news, right now. If only we could all come together, like a big hometown; like these sweet images, and create solutions for our country! xx Suzanne

Unknown said...

Thank goodness for your blog, or I would have never known what I was missing out on! The next best thing to being there! That was great!

TwoMaisons said...

Fantastic! I finally had time to sit and enjoy your parade. Really wonderful. Makes me a bit homesick. Thanks for sharing.


It looks like a movie! I love it!
Great parade, I'm wowed!

cjsullivan133 said...

Thanks for these! I am still truly homesick! Now more than ever! (I once lived in the cottage behind the large Art's & Crafts there on the Lagoon!) Happy Belated 4th! ;-)

lisa golightly said...

Love to seeing a slice of Dolfina life on the 4th ! What a sweet town parade. I don't think I have ever been downtown Alameda. Any good shopping ??

La Dolfina said...

Miss Lisa... you have a personal invite to come and stay with me as long as you want and I will show you everything there is to see in my fair town:)

Pamela said...

Thank you so much for this post! I was singing at the Montreal jazz festival on the 4th of July - so missed the holiday completely - but thanks to you i felt like I was at the parade.

pve design said...

Wow, what a parade! I felt I was there...doing summer-saults!

Splendid Willow said...

Yes indeed, what a parade! And your vibrant and postive energy and your good sense of humor shines through via your images! Felt I was part of all the fun!

Love, Mon