Once again we are gearing up for the annual Trabuco Canyon 4th of July parade! The parade goes up Live Oak Canyon Rd. (just up our street!) and is a lot of fun!
This year the theme is “Celebrating the Year of the Horse Canyon Style.” I’m up for any cool ideas, but usually we just dress quite patriotically in our red, white and blue. We will be taking Tamahome and Cricket this year, and anyone who wants to can hitch a ride in the back of the truck and throw candy out to the kids (and some adults, too!). It is a very fun, short parade (less than a mile), and everyone who participates will get a nifty ribbon. How often can you say you were actually IN a 4th of July parade? (think about what you will tell the people later that afternoon at the family BBQ… Aunt Suzy comes up… you know how Aunt Suzy gets. “So, Honey, now what have you been doing lately?” Goodness, why does she always have to call you honey? I mean, does she not remember your name? And then Cousin Bert chimes in, “Yeah, you ever do anything but look at that computer screen?” Cousin Bert looks like he’s spent a few too many hours in front of the television screen, if you know what I mean. But instead of insisting yet again that you are quite satisfied with your current employer, you say, “Oh, I was in the annual 4th of July parade. It’s… kind of a big deal.” And then you can just walk away while their jaws are hanging open. I mean, they weren’t in a parade, now were they?).
We will be meeting at around 8am to get the horses ready for the parade- they will block off the road around 9am, so be sure to be at Hanaeleh by then! We will line up at 9:15am and the parade will start at 10:30am (we will have chairs and refreshments in the truck). It’s a nifty time to hang out with your friends and see some other cool horses and our neighbors in the canyon. The parade will take about an hour, so you will have plenty of time to go home and get ready for your other 4th of July festivities (you know Aunt Suzy just needs you to make your famous potato salad, even though Uncle Jed always brings like, four different kinds every year).
If you want to be in the parade, all you have to do is sign a nifty waiver by July 1st (Elizabeth will be turning in our application on the 2nd). There is no cost to you; in fact, it’s FREEEEE! Just wear something red, white and blue! If you want to be all matchy-matchy, some of us will be wearing a shirt we purchased a few years ago when we were the Grand Marshals. You are more than welcome to wear any of your current patriotic garb, however. 🙂
For more info, e-mail Elizabeth: email@example.com
See you on the 4th! 🙂