We continue to check out almost every event the small town of Franklin puts together. Noah continues to do Cubscouts here and his Troop was in the parade.
He actually has a good amount of other boys in his Troop as opposed to the one other boy in his Florida troop, which makes for a much more fun meeting every week. It is taken more seriously here as well, which is a nice change.
I find myself comparing everything to Lakeland. I can see how that would be annoying, but until we are settled here I don’t see how I can avoid it. The Lakeland Parade is…awesome. It is large, loud, and exciting. It has lots of marching bands and interesting floats. It also happens to be a night and I think that is a good thing. The Franklin Parade is in the middle of the afternoon on a Sunday and there were no marching bands. :o( Supposedly there was supposed to be one, but they canceled due to possible rain. ONE! Did you catch that? lol
It was still a pretty good parade and we were surprised to see a LOT of people there. Since it was probably 20 times as many people as we’ve seen yet, we hoped for good things from this parade, but mostly we were excited to see Noah. We learned early on that they would be throwing candy, but guess what? They ALL through candy, almost every single float. Handfuls and handfuls of glorious candy! haha! We started out with this:
We ended up with this:
Here we are killing time, waiting for the parade to start.
I love how Franklin decorates downtown.
Baby girl wants to walk!
Still nursing! lol “I will nurse her in the park, I will nurse her in the dark.”
This fire truck is in every.single.parade. They must be very proud of this old thing. No bagpipes this time though…
The one and only cart
Well, this is definitely not something Lakeland has, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Remax had a hot air balloon in pieces, so fun!
A rolling potty. “They seem me rollin’, they hatin’.” Ha!
Here comes Noah’s cubscout float!
He was so excited to throw us candy! I’m surprised there was any left, he was probably eating it the entire time.
He was so happy to see us and really enjoyed being on the float.
The parades we are used to are only ten minutes long, but this one went on for over an hour! It was lorelei’s naptime midway and she was fussy, but was content at one point to peruse the candy.
A good time was had by all and we will definitely be going to this event next year except we will come prepared with a Christmas bag for our candy. :o)