The Longdogs

The Longdogs
Willy, Harley (back center), and Gretchen

Fun on the Fourth!

We had an old fashioned hometown 4th of July that started with the parade.  This is the Jubilee year for Schertz and they always have parades anyway so it was a good one.  All the other local small towns right around here were represented too since they don't have their own parades.  First, there was a 5k run that started early and came in down the parade route right before the parade was due to start.  So the runners were treated to lots of cheers no matter what their place in line was.  You could tell from the big smiles of some of the "also rans" that they really appreciated the applause.  Next the parade led by the color guard from one of our local high schools.  We were on a corner near the beginning of the parade so sorry for all the wires.

The grand marshall in an old fire truck.

Clowns waving back at all the flags being waved.

Morgan was interested in the little car but Cameron had his eye on the motorcycle group coming up next.  I didn't get a photo but they did some fancy maneuvers on their big bikes.

Everybody gets in on the action in a local parade and HEB is a big sponsor of all the fun.

There are fancy floats too with princesses.

Hmmmm......the local RV dealer was there too towing a pop-up and a huge 5th wheel with no decorations.  Can we say blatant advertising????

Not sure where this old time police vehicle came from but it got lots of looks and waves.

There was a really nice showing of old cars all decked out with flags.

This princes was showing off her fancy sneakers with her dress.  All the kids were chanting "show us your shoes"....I guess it is a local thing.

And then there was a local Mustang club.

This pink was dancing the whole time and he really had some moves.

And, of course, it wouldn't be a Texas parade without the horses.  There were a lot of them, large and small,  some colts practicing their parade manners next to their mothers.  Some cute little ponies pulling carts.  Of course, the horses are always last.....I think you can guess why.

We were also celebrating birthdays.  It was a day early for Dave since he works this weekend....

and a month late for Helen since she was in Florida and the rest of us were in Texas.

I think he was thinking about his birthday wish.

Morgan is always ready to help open birthday presents.

And we rounded off the whole big day with the fireworks display.  My camera is a little slow for good shots of fireworks but it was a great show.

From all of us to you......hoping you had a great 4th of July celebration wherever you were for the day!


  1. What? No community bands playing Sousa?

  2. Ah yes, I forgot, there was one marching band with lots of drums and they were very good.

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