North Country 4th

One of the aspects I enjoy about living in a rural area are small town parades on the 4th of July. Although I do have one minor critique… a little too much emphasis on car culture. I would love to see more walkers, bands, dancers, horseback riders. My one exception to that is, of course, that I certainly don’t mind ogling a classic car here and there! Here is a sampling of what we saw at the Jay, New York parade.

Ambulance crews, fire trucks, and many other vehicles make up the majority of participants

ambulance crews, ems, fire trucks, and many other vehicles make up the majority of participants – a good chance to give your local emergency crews a hand… many of whom are volunteer in this area

there were many more observers than participants in the parade

in my estimate there were many more observers than participants in the parade – all ready to scramble for candy

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dressed up for a Jane Austen play they were promoting

dressed up for a Jane Austen play they were promoting

now these are the sorts of motorized vehicles I love!

now these are the sorts of motorized vehicles I love!

therapy animals - they were all charming miniature donkeys

therapy animals – they were all charming miniature donkeys wearing visors

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a cool 1967 Porsche at Jay Craft Center

a cool 1967 Porsche at Jay Craft Center

this awesome car was found after the parade parked on a country road

this awesome car was found after the parade – parked on a country road

loving the details!

loving the details!

she cleans up real nice!

she cleans up real nice!

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