With my new wife newly arrived from Russia this past fall, it seemed like a good time to go to the parade again. So my wife, her son, and my teenage son and his girlfriend headed out early in the morning to go to the parade.
It was a beautiful day, sunny and clear. The parade started on time and we spent two hours watching the bands, mounted horsemen and -women, antique wagons, and Western-themed floats. Parade rules and tradition forbid mechanized vehicles, so all wagons and floats are horse-drawn.
People in the floats and wagons were dressed in either traditional Western wear or traditional Mexican dress. Some riders were dressed as Spanish conquistadors with spear and shield c...Read More