Thursday, July 10, 2008

Why Small Town Living is So Awesome

This isn't garden related, so bear with me. It's fun stuff.

For the Fourth of July, we went to Keystone Heights for their small town parade. It was awesome. They still throw candy, there's a lot of community floats, and the parade is pretty long.

The best part was the guy leading the parade. He lives in the area, so we see him around quite a bit at all the local festivals and events. He often hangs out in Micanopy also. As you can see, he's riding a Brahman bull decked out with all the festivities. He's also got two geese that parade with him and an Aussie dog. I didn't get a picture of the Aussie - she was running through the crowd saying hello to everyone. But, he made the parade for me at least!

The sign is actually attached to the bulls horns. Amazing.

Here are the parading geese. How often do you see that?

Kaity was a great flag waver. My dad also taught her to do the fancy parade wave, so she did that to all the pretty girls riding in the old cars.

Will was a patriotic ninja for the parade.

Small town's priceless.


Amy said...

Hi I just found your blog and think it's great! The first time I went to Micanopy about six years ago I saw this guy on his bull with geese following him. I thought it was one of the most random things I've ever seen and attributed it to Micanopy's small town character. I had no idea he's a regular! haha that's great. I'm going to send this post to my friend who was with me at the time.

Emily said...

Thanks Amy! He is pretty funny - I see him regularly and everytime I wonder how he gets those geese to follow him. Welcome to the world of blogging.