Parades And Fun

We’ve spent the later part of this week working just a bit and having some fun. The Cowboy has been laying floor tile and finding the last batch of tile we had delivered from Home Depot to be a bad batch. So far in the boxes we’ve opened there has been a 35% breakage rate–corners broken off, some tile in pieces. Home Depot has a 90 day return policy–we are debating that policy with them. It’s going to be long past 90 days when we finally lay every single piece of floor tile. We want to be assured we can return all the broken tiles even if the 90 days has passed


Saturday morning we participated in the first ever Sunsites Christmas parade. Our church pastor took the photo of us in the Can-Am. Louanne and Dan. She drove their Can-Am and Dan rode his scooter.

Santa in the fire truck. My Santa Cowboy and Emmi. From our local coffee shop. The parade even had horses and wagons! For it being the first parade there was a large turnout of participants–ATVs, motorcycles, horses, antique cars and even some walkers. It was fun!

Saturday evening Dan and Louanne joined us and we headed to Willcox for early dinner and then the lighted parade. Dinner was good and while the parade was smaller than last year, it was still fun to watch. Lots of people out on the streets of Willcox.

Sunday was church–we had a much larger than usual crowd with some new folks joining us–always a good thing. I love our church–we have a fabulous minister, wonderful music and great people. It’s raining–sprinkling this afternoon making for good napping. In the evening we were at Dan and Louanne’s along with Pat and her son. Pat and family were originally from upstate New York and Vince still resides in New York working for a company which manufacturers all the brakes for locomotives and railroad cars. Dinner was great and we thoroughly enjoyed meeting Pat’s son. Thanks Dan and Louanne for having us–as always it was wonderful!

And meanwhile back in Montana with nary a snowflake it was time for the annual Big Timber lighted Christmas parade–photo taken by Oren Swopes and shared on Facebook.

8 thoughts on “Parades And Fun

  1. Small town parades are always so much fun. They certainly do bring out a little of everything. Nice that you, Michael, and Emmi joined in the parade. Love Emmi’s antlers and Michael’s creative way to wear his Santa hat. I am surprised that there is no snow back in Montana. They has a lot earlier didn’t they? Sorry to see all the broken tiles.


  2. Always fun…The July 4th and Christmas parades in our hometown were always marked on the calendar. I agree with Al…love the Santa cap on the cowboy hat and Emmi is the cutest reindeer ever! So disappointing about the tiles…😬😩gay


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