While mom and dad were gone last week the kids and I worked on some Christmas projects, baked some cookies, and went to the lighted implement parade.
Since I could almost see the blank look on your face when I said that, perhaps I had better explain.
The lighted implement parade started out as a celebration of our areas agriculture. The idea was that area farmers would dress up their tractors and other farm equipment (sometimes called implements) with lights and Christmas themes.
Nowadays it is not limited exclusively to farm equipment, but it does still involve the most important aspects of a lighted Christmas parade. Namely, that you dress up in as many layers as possible, sit around in the dark, and freeze your tush!
After a slight adventure leaving the driveway, we arrived along the parade route, and staked out our spot.
We were at the end of the parade route, so we had to wait awhile… translation: REALLY frozen tush!
It also meant that I had to tuck the quilts around the twins about 256 times because they wouldn’t leave them on!
The pictures I got were of less than stellar quality. Not only was our really nice camera in Michigan with my parents, but I had the constant decision of use the flash ( result: you couldn’t see the lights), or not use the flash, ( result…
I have lots of pictures of blurry lights!
There were trucks,
With fun displays on their trailers.
Of many kinds. I think that Levi said ‘tractor’ close to 300 times that night!
A couple larger trucks.
And even a couple of drag racers (which were REALLY LOUD!!!) that they towed behind a tractor (apparently the parade couldn’t all go drag racer speed!).
I have to admit that I haven’t been to the lighted parade in years…. in fact I think that the last time I went I was about the age of Andrew, who is 8… and the little kids had never been at all. It was a really fun evening with some funny memories. And a frozen tush!