Sunday, July 11, 2010

Photos from Travis July 4th Parade

Our part of town in Staten Island holds an annual 4th of July parade. This year was it's 100th year of the parade. What's so neat is that we don't have to go anywhere to see the parade! It goes by our front yard. Here we are getting ready for the parade. It was a blistering 102 degrees out so beach umbrellas were in full force!
The start of the parade began with these beautiful police horses. Here is my nephew watching them in fascination.

NYPD marching in the parade! They were in full uniform in this heat. Poor guys!

Then came a float with the Grand Marshal. I'm not sure who that was.

Here comes the bag pipers. This was so cool!

Staten Island's Fire Department with their big engines. In our area we have 2 fire houses!

Even politicians were showing their support. Here is Andrew Cuomo, he's our state Attorney General and he's running for Governor. You might know his dad, he was the NY Governor in the 80s and 90s. I like Cuomo, but what's with taking a cellphone call in the middle of the parade?

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was also walking in the parade, but we missed a photo of him because he was surrounded by so many bodyguards and handlers that we couldn't even see him in the sea of people.

In this heat wave, someone was keeping cool! Our cousin Nikki, the golden retriever, she kicked out all of us out of the kiddie pool. Haha!


Eric and Flynn said...

You are lucky to get such good front row seats for the parade. 102 degrees! We would have melted.

Noll's Nip said...

Looks like it was a great parade. Loved the last photo...clever puppers dog ;)

Cheyenne -Millie said...

What an interesting parade! And Nikki is cute in the pool!

The Island Cats said...

How cool that the parade came right by your house!! It looked like a lot of fun!!

Angel and Kirby said...

That is cool to have a parade in your front yard. that temperature sounds more like Texas!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Glad you got to watch the parade from the comfort of your frong yard. Nikki looks happy!

AttieCattie said...

that pup had it cool in the pool!

Mindy Lu said...

Bark! We have a parade in front of our lair too. But it looks like yours is much bigger. Mommy would have loved those bag blowers, but I think that may have sent me running back into the house. Those things sound like geeze!
BARK! Sasha the princess

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Looks like a fun parade even if it was a million degrees!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the b'day wishes !!!!!!
Congrats on 600+ posts too :)
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

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