Sunday, December 5, 2010

Middleburg Christmas Parade

We tried something new this Christmas season. We've been to the Manassas Christmas parade before but never to the Middleburg one, which begins with a big parade of fox hunting horses and hounds like this:That is not my picture. I wish I had a picture to show you of this beginning to the parade, but because of the huge crowds of people going to the parade, we were late and when Cameron, Gavin, and I jumped out so Jeremy could find a place to park, the three of us ran to the parade route just in time to see the tail end of about four of the horses as they made their exit. I was majorly bummed, but hoped the rest of the parade would be worth it. As we tried to find Jeremy and Mason, we had to walk all the way to the other end of the parade route and Gavin was freaking out because no one was throwing candy yet. The parade was pretty good. There were firetrucks and tractors and several dog groups (Middleburg is really into dogs) and some pretty good floats and bands, but there were also A LOT of people. Combine that with Jeremy's demophobia (fear of crowds) and we were out of there as soon as Santa made his appearance. Sometimes things just don't work out as planned and that was the lesson of the day. The kids still had a good time- especially since they did get a bunch of candy, but I don't think Jeremy will be up for going again next year which it too bad- I really wanted to see the horses and hounds!

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