I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. I Samuel 1:27

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Alex's First Parade

Many of you know that the Kentucky Derby is run in Louisville the first Saturday in May. (and if you look at your calendar you will see that it's this Saturday) What many people don't know is that there is a whole Festival around the Derby with all kinds of activities.

It officially starts 2 weeks before Derby with Thunder over Louisville. Thunder is an air show and fireworks display (the largest fireworks display in North America). On the Thursday before Derby is the Pegasus Parade.

I've never been to the parade. It's downtown, I'm usually working, and I usually just try to get out of downtown before the parade ends so I don't have to deal with the traffic.

I decided to take Alex this year. We had a GREAT time. Alex LOVED it. He sat through the whole thing (we were there for over 3 hours). He really liked the marching bands and the big balloons (think Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons).

I was a bad mommy and forgot the camera! So, here are some pictures from the past couple weeks.


ginger said...

I just love that blue face.

Soltana said...

Sounds like fun..BAD BAD momma forgeting your camera :) We have a big weekend here this weekend too..Apple Blossom... We're going to the firefighters parade and fireworks tonight.. but staying away from the Grand Feature parade tomorrow. We'll have to plan our trip down one year for your festival...It'll give us an excuse to come to KY!!!

The Wheelers said...

I've never been to the parade either. Maybe Cohen and I can meet you and Alex for next year's parade!