Day Four- That’s a wrap, people!
Ah, Labor Day is here. It’s the last day of the Fling, and time to relax a little and have some fun. After a raucous after-party last night, it was good to see so many of the Jaycees up bright & early for the parade. Look how chipper everyone is with their cups of… uh, what I can only assume is orange juice? Or is that Pepto?
We have the biggest Labor Day parade in the state. It’s really something to see. My kids usually come home with bags and bags of goodies that are handed out. This year it included candy, toys, shirts, a bag of bread, flags, flyswatters, assorted propaganda… you name it! Of course we have the usual parade fare; bands, politicans, businesses and such.
But there are always a few that make you scratch your head. We use to have the Star Wars appreciation society march in everything. But for the past few years there has been another group with way too much time on their hands:
Yep, they have it all; authentic vehicles, costumes, props… it’s the full package.
I went on a number of the rides this year. I don’t know why they all have to spin. Enough with the spinning, people! I’m still a little dizzy… I hope that goes away soon. There was one ride that didn’t spin. It just went back and forth. I’m sharing this photo of it just so you can laugh with me at the doofus in the middle talking on his cell phone (click to enlarge.)
Dude, you are a teenage boy that is lucky enough to be sitting next to a teenage girl on a carnival ride. Hang up your stupid phone and enjoy that moment. Don’t you know that Last Fling is all about enjoying yourself?
It’s over. Done. And not a moment too soon. My legs feel like I walked 20 miles this weekend. And according to Lightroom I took 3,864 photos. I think I’ll give my cameras a week off. They deserve it.
I don’t know how we’ll top the success of this one, but I’m sure we’ll give it our best shot.