Today was the annual North Attleboro Santa Parade and it was happening rain or shine. Unfortunately the heavens chose rain today. There is nothing more sad than watching people throw candy from cars and floats so halfheartedly and seeing that same candy land in the puddles in the gutters. And not one person there to snatch it up. That is what we witnessed while watching the annual Santa Parade. We bundled up Eva.
We headed downtown to watch the parade. We also got a late start because I pretty much passed out on the bed while reading Brisinger. Allison woke me around 3:20pm. The parade started at 3:00pm. We did get to see at least 3 of the local Dance Schools. (There are like 50 of them in town). We also got to see the most important part of the parade. No, not Santa but rather the EGL car. EGL stands for Edward G. Lambert. Ed was my best friend’s father. He was also the head of the North Attleboro Santa Parade and each year he would be the very last car in the parade. And in the words of the Lambert boys “The Parade isn’t over till the Buick rolls by.” Ed’s son Neil drove the car this year. He was all smiles when he saw us.
I took my camera and figured I would get a shot or two during the parade. I did I got quite a few and there were some worth posting. I posted them to Flickr in the North Attleboro Santa Parade tag set. Taking Photos in the rain sucks especially if you don’t have something to cover your camera. I need that I have got to get a rain cover for my camera. I also should have taken off the polarizing filter that I had forgotten was on the camera until after I was done shooting. Oh well, at least I got the shot above. I did a little editing in Photoshop to isolate the parts in color that I really liked.