On Saturday, Henry was feeling much better so we decided to join Marty and Josie at the Carleton Place Santa Claus Parade. We got there at 5pm and the parade was so long that we left at 6:45. I enjoyed the parade but at the same time couldn’t believe how commercial these parades are. As a kid, the Santa Claus parade was awesome, as an adult I felt all jaded seeing all these businesses stringing a few lights on their truck to advertise their business. Josie made out like a bandit though with all the free candy she got. They weren’t giving out as much candy to the adults although one business “Reid’s Dairy” was giving out free cartons of chocolate milk and I was all over that. I thought it was pretty clever that they were giving their product instead of little candy canes or lollipops. Many of my pics are crappy due to the lighting…Can someone explain why they moved parades from 10am to 5pm?
So it sounds like I’m bitter about the parade but I actually really enjoyed myself. I just wish it had been a little shorter.