Thursday, July 7, 2011

5 on the 4th

Most weekends are fairly quiet around here. If we’re lucky, we might find one local event going on. That wasn’t true last weekend, when Grenville and I had our choice of 5 events over a 2-day period. Since we had so many choices, we made it easy and went to ALL of them.

First was an outdoor band concert on Sunday night (July 3) in the neighboring town of Onancock . . .
band concert collage
Not only was there free outdoor music, but an ice cream social with FREE ice cream  . . . what a combination.
ice cream collage
WHO doesn’t love ice cream on a warm summer night?
July 4th parade collage
Monday, we went to the nearby town of Accomac for the traditional non-motorized July 4th parade which featured marchers, cyclists and horses .
July 4th parade collage2
A fire engines break down called for a tow – by dad.
After the parade lots of folks, including us, headed to the Eastern Shore Public Library for the Annual Firecracker Book Sale. Grenville marched in the parade with a billboard advertising the sale – that’s him in the middle below.
book sale collage
book sale finds0704 (4)We bought our share of books, which for $20 included a FREE library tote bag. We got a pile that included reference books, summer reading and story books for the grandkids – all great bargains.

Late afternoon on July 4 featured the Onancock Doo Dah Parade which celebrated liberty and lunacy. Grenville shot a video of the parade in all its wonderful craziness.
Doo-Dah vehicles
Anything went (literally) in this parade from pickup trucks to decorated bikes and golf carts. There’s no pre-registration needed . . .
Doo-Dah Duos
The only requirement was to show up in costume, and, in this parade – the stranger, the better . . . doo-dah solos
Head to toe – outfits were unique and colorful . . .
Doo-Dah Hats
We had a very fun holiday weekend (does it show?)


Lois Evensen said...

That looks like soooo much fun! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

grammie g said...

HI Beatrice...Loved the boxers thanks!! hahaha!
What a hilarious events, and a great bunch of people out to celebrate and enjoy the 4th, and of course very patriotic!!lol
You people down there know how to do it up big!!

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I wish we had things like that over here! We need to lighten up some I think :-)

Have a great day!

Daisy said...

Free ice cream? Count me in! Wow, you were certainly busy over the holiday. Great pictures! Hurray for a book sale at the library too. :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

These were all FUN events and much more going on in one weekend than at other times. For a small area in terms of populations, folks do up the 4th BIG time. Glad you liked the boxers, Grammie G. Yes, Christer, humor and lightening up are "good things." Hey Daisy, we had second helpings cause they invited folks to go up again and it weas sooo good that we enjoyed it for you. The book sale was a great success and the Friends group raised over $900 with books left over too.

Cicero Sings said...

Some very innovative costumes! Amazing the creativity that is out there.

L. D. Burgus said...

What a fun day you had and all the visual proof that you have to show. They are all so great to see.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Eileen (Cicero) and Larry, this was a creative group and certainly a very colorful crowd to photograph. This is a small area, but folks go all out for some occasions.

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