The weather cooperated, nearly perfect for mid May, with partly cloudy skies, temperatures hanging in the upper 60's and a mild breeze rolling off of the Sinclair Inlet.
The rolling drum beats from various marching bands acted as the heart beat of the parade and each cymbal crash only excited the crowds more. Some of the kids begged their father's to let them sit on their shoulders, to get a better look, while others bypassed their parents altogether, running into the street, to watch with a sparkled smile as a fully dressed soldier greeted them with a sticker.
The Shriners are always there to bring a smile to the masses and today was no exception, it struck our funny bone to see Billy Bob on his bike, texting on his phone, while cruising the parade route. He did manage to finally get the phone back into his pocket a few blocks later.
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