|Youngest Son and Niece|
The weather was absolutely perfect this year - hot and sunny, not a cloud in the sky. We skipped the morning parade this year - lolling about at home enjoying the gorgeous morning in the little slice of heaven that is our backyard was far more appealing - but headed down after for a full day of fun.
Bouncy castles and slides by the pond at one end of the closed main street, little carnival games by the church at the other, a long leisurely walk in between through the crowds of people past shops and street vendors and musicians and dancers and jugglers and stilt-walkers and clowns. Face painting and balloons and crafts and a petting zoo for the kids.