The Pontow Family Blog

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Our 1st Parade

This may seem really bizarre but we took the kids to their 1st parade on Tuesday night. It is not bizarre that it was this week, but more so that they have never been to a parade. We did go to one parade in Madison with my Aunt Kathleen and Uncle Stan, but that was a very "different" Madison kind of parade. If you know of Madison you will understand what I am saying. :)

Appleton does a huge parade to kick off the holiday season and welcome Santa to the area. They always have it right before Thanksgiving. I had never been to it, but had heard so much about it. So, we decided to check it out this year with the kids.

It was a great nighttime parade. Lots of Christmas lights and music. They had marching bands from all of the local towns, fire engines, floats, horses, Alpaca's and even Snow Plows covered in Christmas lights. There was really nice fire that warmed the whole crowd. That came from the equipment that is used in Hot Air Balloons. This was the by far the kids favorite part. Of course aside from Santa finishing off the parade. It was a really neat parade that got us pumped up for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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