At 9:15 AM, The Bane family, Angela, Tony, and Noah pulled into my driveway and after hugs, we moved along to Far Hills Avenue to stake our territory to watch the parade. Their older two children, Jacob, 22, and Ellie, 20,
This year’s theme was “The Dog Days of Summer” and I loved seeing all the dogs included in a variety of participants.
The weather held off beautifully and it was comfortable sitting in the shade. In the last twenty minutes of the parade, which ended around 11:45 AM, the humidity began to push through.
I was heartily greeted by The Quartet and after lunch and downloading my parade photos, I fell into my bed for a two-hour nap. The dogs were fed by 3:30 PM and I decided to stroll over to the Holiday at Home festival to get a Bart Masterson salmon sandwich. I ended up getting four hamburgers from the Miamisburg Hamburger Wagon which made me happy. After grabbing a lemon shakeup and some bags of kernel corn popcorn for Mama Kay and myself.
This was a nice, relaxing day. I got to see dear friends and spend our fourteenth year together for this parade.
The rain was forecast to begin around 2:00 PM but it held off until after 5:00 PM and the festival closed at 6:00 PM. I am so glad most of the festival was rescued from bad weather.
Due to a flight cancellation with students in
California, I am done a bit earlier, tonight.