Views of the Neighborhood – Fourth of July Parade

Since this week was the Fourth. I thought you would enjoy some of the sights and sounds of the Lakeway Fourth of July parade. There were over 100 entries in the parade so I was forced to edit the numbers of photos. There are still way too many but sometimes it was hard to cut.

Fourth of July parade

Mounted police to begin

The first responder honor guard

The grand marshall Astronaut Navy Captain (Ret) Kenneth Cockrell

Austin Mounted police

Utility float.

A representative of the business floats

The parade honors the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

A bloodmobile

Cub scouts.

Vintage cars.

Hot rods.

Lakeway precision beach chair drill team.

Golf carts withย flags from all fifty states

Viet Nam veterans

In honor of the fallen warriors

The Chick-Fil-A cow was there

As was HEB (A Texas Food Store chain).

Band members riding not playing.

We love the bookmobile.

The final picture is a reminder of the Apollo 11 mission.

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  1. very Jolly, John

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    1. Rebel acts of celebration.

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  2. I’m so jealous…you have a bookmobile! What a great parade. Thanks for sharing with us, John. Happy Sunday!

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    1. Gotta be careful reading the sign when you step in. Might be the bloodmobile. ๐Ÿ˜

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      1. LOL! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    What fun! I particularly liked the beach chair drill team. I suspect they had an act that evoked good-hearted glee. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. It was fun. A bunch of oldsters in unison. They did well.

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  4. Excellent – local support for our country and what it holds – Real People!! I love it!!

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    1. Yup. Texans carry their love of country for all to see and are proud to do so. No excuses here.

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  5. Great parade, John.
    Unfortunately I can’t show any pictures of ours this year, as I didn’t attend the parade. I wasn’t exactly feeling up to scratch that morning.

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    1. I hope you are feeling better.

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  6. These are great photos, John. Precision beach chair team? Iโ€™m sorry I missed the video ๐Ÿ˜

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Dan

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  7. I love these community parades! Looks like a lot of fun.

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    1. It was. Thank you, Darlene.

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  8. Very curious about that beach chair drill team.

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    1. All tongue in cheek. They were good though.

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  9. Good pictures, John. You had a great day for it. I used to love the bookmobile when I was in elementary school. ๐Ÿ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. The bookmobile is something we never had when I was a kid. Thanks, Suzanne.

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  10. That was a nice tribute to the Lunar landing.
    Have a great Sunday John.

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    1. Thanks, Drew. You as well

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  11. There’s so much to love here – especially that beach chair drill team. I liked the vintage cars, too, and the float carrying Pack 440. Those kids clearly were having a lot of fun. I was glad to see the bookmobile; I’d like to see more of those in communities. They were such a part of my childhood summers.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. We didn’t have bookmobiles

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  12. Now that is a 4th of July parade with class! I have never seen a beach chair drill team – very creative. Cheers!

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    1. Thank you, Jo. It was fun.

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  13. I wonder if the beach chair drill team has any affiliation with the adult beverage synchronized drinking team.

    Wonderful gallery, as per.

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    1. They sometimes march together but not for any length of time after the first couple of shots.

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      1. Buahahahaha!

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  14. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Thanks for sharing all your great pictures John. I missed our parade this year so it was a treat to see yours!

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thanks, Denise.

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  15. Great photos, John! Iโ€™m glad I read the comments as I was going to ask about the beach chair drill team too. Very clever ๐Ÿ˜‰ Looks like you had a fun day.

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    1. It was fun, Marie. Thanks

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  16. I love 4th of July posts, John. America is a great country to live in.

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    1. Thank you, Roberta.

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  17. Love parades! The horses and the childrens happy faces are my favorites ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Mine too,โ€‹ Jacquie.

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  18. Our band was supposed to ride and play, too, rather than marching in all that heat! Love the white horse and the cow costume, as well as the moon landing recognition and the Scouts. Our horses always bring up the rear (maybe we need one of those Pooper Scooper trucks, ha!)

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    1. The pooper scooper might be a good idea.

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  19. Lakewood sure goes all out for a parade. It looks like the weather was perfect for a parade and July 4th outings.

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    1. It does and it was. Thanks, Michelle.

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  20. There is so much to love in this parade, John. The bookmobile, Navy Captain astronaut, vintage cars… I could go on. Thank you for a delightful parade!

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. Youโ€™re welcome, John.

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  21. Yay for the bookmobile! Those Chil-Fil-A ads give me laughs every time.

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    1. Me too. Thanks, Teri

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  22. I see an Idaho flag. I love the boots backwards in the stirrups in the old cavalry tradition.

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    1. A very touching part of the parade.

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  23. I hope you had a fun a day as this looked.

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    1. Yes it was. There were free hot dogs but at 10:00 am in the morning we took a pass.

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  24. Have you joined the Lakeway Precision Beach Chair Drill Team yet? I’m pretty sure you’re already a member of the Adult Beverage Synchronized Drinking Team. You probably founded it. Or at least a charter member.

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    1. I do have a charter plaque. Thanksโ€‹, Andrew.

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  25. That was quite a parade, John! I loved the Pooper Scooper vehicle. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks, Jan. It was a good parade.

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  26. What a nifty little parade!
    Thanks for sharing, John.

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    1. Thanks for standing to watch, Hook

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