Yesterday here in Rochester, NY was the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Every year we plan to go, but sometimes if the weather is too bad we don't go. The weather yesterday was pretty good for this time of the year in mid-March, it was mid-40's, so we decided to go.
What kid doesn't like parade, so we invited our grandchildren to join us. Surprisingly, only 2 of them wanted to go. I think the other 2 wanted to stay home and play with their new toys they had just received as birthday presents this past week!
So we bundled up with some warm clothes, picked up our 2 grandkids and headed downtown. As we got off the expressway and were pulling into a parking spot, you could sense the excitement in the air as hundreds of people were heading from their cars to line the street where the parade was routed.
Someone paints a green line along Main Street for the parade, but we were at a spotthey didn't do it this year. Could have been the rain the day before that prevented it, not sure. We found a small opening in the already large crowd for the grandkids to stand and waited for the parade to begin.
Everybody was dressed in green with hats and caps and beads and plaids and other parafaniala! It's fun just watching the people at the parade!
Finally, the parade began with fire trucks, marching fireman and policemen, Irish dance schools with their young prodigies, trucks and cars, floats, Irish groups, Irish Wolfhounds, and anyone else that wanted to march in the parade!
I would say it was a good parade and everyone felt celebrated! We headed home with with grandkids and I'm sure many headed to the Irish pubs for the celebrating to continue!
Are you Irish? If not, do you jump in with the celebrating on St. Patrick's Day?
Steve Babbitt, CIPS, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, HOMES, RSPS, SRES, SFR, TRC
REALTOR, Broker Associate
2013 President Greater Rochester Association of Realtors
RE/MAX Realty Group
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Pittsford, NY 14534
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