Thursday, July 4, 2013

Our 4th of July parade in Crest California

Happy 4th of July!

I love a small parade and Crest has the best parade on the 4th of July.Jack Maulie and yours truly quickly walked up the street at 9 and sat in our two chairs and then the Crest parade started.  It was the best kind of old fashioned parade everybody can be in it if they so desire.
After the parade it was time to go to Nancy Jane park and enjoy the 4th.Who says you can't be in Southern California with millions of people and still feel like a small town.There are about 2,600 people that live up the hill in Crest. The long drive up the hill makes people feel like they're way out in the country. I sure love living here it's the best of two worlds . I can jump on a freeway and be at the beach in less then an hour same with the local mountains. You get the privacy of fewer people and yet you can be around millions when you want to.Enjoy the pictures and be sure and click the picture for a slideshow.
You can see more details of the parade, Cheri

                                                           A tractor and our American flag!

                                                            Kids were getting firemen helmets!
                                                            The helmets were in pink and red

                                                                The 4th of July parade begins 
                                                           It began with a beautiful horse

                                                                  World War 2 veteran


I am not sure what this was Lol!


Kids on horses 

This little girl was so cute and so hot!

                                                        A mom and her daughters

                                                        Picking up candy everyone throws

                                                                       Nice car

                                                                Maulie is watching the parade


                                                                     Even clowns

Dogs love a parade

  A kid on a bike

 Boys on motorcycles
Did I tell you Jimmie Johnson of Nascar fame
 is from Crest!

This was the first year we had a road closure sign on
our street for the parade. Usually we just tell anybody that drives
by the parade is starting.Get out of the way !!

                                                              We went to Nancy Jane Park
The playground

Dog day's of summer!

Our library had a booth with books for sale.
I got some great used children's books for
little Jack.Our librarian is watching me take

                                     While waiting for my turn to get a fireman helmet for
                                     little Jack I was moved by a older man thanking the fireman for
                                     his service to all of us. It was a moving moment.The young fireman
                                     was very gracious.

                                                                  patriotic dog

                                                                   The country western band

Maulie is looking at me

 Nancy Jane park

The Crest clubhouse had lots of yummy food
It was one of the many buildings rebuilt after the Cedar fire
                                                        Lots of low water plants
                                                            The band is in the tennis court

Everyone's having fun!

Those two houses in the background were also rebuilt after the Cedar fire.

                                                                    Happy 4th of July!!


Rugs and Pugs said...

That is quite a celebration for such a small town!
Happy 4th to you.
Hugs :)

Julia said...

Happy 4th of July Cheri and thanks for sharing your celebration with parade and all. You got great pictures.
I must say that American are very patriotic.


Larkrise garden girl said...

Hi Julia
Americans are a very patriotic group of people! It was fun sharing photo's with everyone! Hugs Cheri
4th of July is followed by fireworks all over San Diego county!

Kim said...

It looks like a lot of fun. Small towns know how to celebrate ! Happy 4th to you

Bee Lady said...

I love small town celebrations where the librarian knows you ! I think that one guy that you didn't know what they were supposed to be....was Blue Man Group! Thanks for sharing your celebrations with us. What great memories!

Cindy Bee

Larkrise garden girl said...

Cindy Bee, Blue moon group. That's a great thought. I bet your right!
Hi Kim, Small little towns do know how to celebrate!Hugs Cheri

Saundra said...

Wow I got to see the parade and didn't have to sit out in the sun and heat. Thanks. Loved that gorgeous horse.


Larkrise garden girl said...

Hi Saundra, That horse mane and tail were beautiful.It must takes hours to wash. That horse walked like it knew it was beautiful!