How We Spent Our July 4th
(Mom still does not have official pants, so I was in a pack tee shirt.)
Some pictures from the event:
Game Teen before we started off. He was complaining before long, but the Scoutmaster told him if he did the whole parade route, he'd consider Game Teen square on the mileage he owed from last week's hike.
Chef Jr apparently hasn't had enough of the USRDA of plastic!
Brotherly love while we waited almost two hours to step off into the parade route:
One of the parents BUILT this completely functional R2-D2. The skill the dad has is incredible. It was fully functional, runs off a marine battery and R2 had all the appropriate sounds. The whole time, kids were calling out to R2-neat to see!
This is the first parade the boys have ever been in and my first in years, so it was interesting to see the difference of crowds. Namely, most people had super soaker style water pistols and would spray participants.
Chef used that to his advantage. He'd holler "spray me and I'll throw you candy!" and the child was SOAKED. That's probably because we were standing around for about two hours in the sun before we got onto the parade route. (I hardly sweat-I had it rolling down my back today!)
All in all, Chef loved the experience and is already saying he wants to do next year's and Game Teen got in his 2 miles, along with a lot of protesting that he was hot/exhausted/feet hurt/hungry and whatever else he wanted to complain about.
On the way home, I caved and bought them super soakers, then showered and got a decent nap.
It was a good way to celebrate America's 233rd birthday.