Last Saturday, we finished the race expo just in time to watch the Veteran's Day parade in downtown San Antonio. It felt very small town-ish - no small feat considering the population of San Antonio is well over one million - people were hooting and hollering to each other from the floats to the crowds, along with, of course, a lot of "thank-yous" being said to the veterans. Here's a few shots from the parade:
Betsy Ross - kind of random for a Veteran's Day parade...
Loved the older firetruck with the huge stuffed dalmatian on top. A girl scout troop dressed up in the theme of Rosie the Riverter from WWII (We Can Do It!) rode on it.
No idea who this woman was, but what a sweet old car!
The Shriners were very entertaining - I don't know how you rate to get to drive the little cars in the parade, but I'm sure that's a highly-coveted job!
One last thing about San Antonio stunned us so much that I had to take a picture:
Under $3.00 a gallon??? We about fell over. And now I'm going to sound like an old person when I tell you that back the mid-nineties, when we'd only been living in San Antonio for a few years, we regularly paid $.79 a gallon for gas. We knew enough to appreciate that price, even back then!
Sit and Knit update: I'm working on a couple more windmill bags - this is what I call "mindless knitting" because I don't have to think much as I go. I really want to start on another sweater, but have these, plus a couple of other projects to finish up before I get going with that.
Kip has taken over my knitting spot...and doesn't look very pleased that I bothered him with my picture-taking!
I had my camera in hand after taking the knitting pictures, and Paco begged for a cookie, so I got a shot of him waiting for his treat:
Gimme cookie. Gimme cookie. GIMME COOKIE!!!
Have a great weekend!