What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade. –Gertrude
Our second day of Art City celebrations started with the parade. Don't you just love a parade? My favorite are the Rodeo Queens riding their horses in fancy western gear. Love it! And pretty high up there on my list of what makes a great parade are the pageant royalty floats. Round it off with a good marching band and you're set. The Little Bugs and I had a great time at the parade this morning. I gave Grasshopper my old camera and let him loose on the floats as they came by. He really got into it. If this were the old days, he would have filled 5 rolls of film!
We also visited the car show. Local auto enthusiasts brought their collections and it was held at an auto body shop. My favorite is that little cream Porsche in the bottom right corner. I have about four pairs of shoes that would look great with that car. The green truck on the top center was also of particular interest, except it is the wrong color and year.
One of my favorite Art City Days activities is the Quilt Show, sponsored by the local quilt guild and my favorite LQS. It is very informal and not a judged show, except the guild picks two winners overall and two youth winners. A viewer's choice award is also given to the quilt that gets the most votes during the two days at the show. It is so fun to share quilts and see all the amazing things other quilters in the community have done. This year, I took Mr. Bug's T-Shirt quilt.
We ended our day with the fireworks display at just after 10:00 pm. We got a great parking spot and a great place to watch the show and it only took us about 20 minutes to get out of the tangle of traffic and back home. I think that this year's Art City Days was a success. We had lots of fun, used copious amounts of sunblock, and came out the other side tired but happy. Until next year!