Views of the Neighborhood – Fourth of July Parade

 

Here is the schedule of events for the Fourth. Today we will be going to the parade. Since the City of Lakeway is buying hot dogs, chips, and drinks, we won’t need to cater for this event. Also, there are a few bands in the parade, so we won’t need outside entertainment. The parade is going right by us too, so we won’t even need the bus. How easy is that? One disclaimer. There were so many entrants in the parade I had to make judgment calls on who to include. I hope you enjoy it, and Happy Birthday to The United States of America.

Presenting the colors

The first responders presented the colors.

Reserve military band

World War Two Veteran recognition. A replica of the monument in the Freedom Park

Cheerleaders

The bookmobile.

Rolls Royce

Native American recognition.

The drumline.

Lake Travis Mountain Bike Team.

The cub scout float.

A flyover by some local pilots and being joined by a jealous bird.

I can’t even tell you why dinosaurs were in the parade.

Here are the hot dogs getting grilled.

Here is where we can sit down to eat the hot dogs. So make yourself comfortable, and I hope you have a fun holiday.

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  1. What a great parade. I especially liked the home-grown flyover, and I laughed at those dinosaurs. The replica of the monument was pretty cool, too. I’ve never seen anything like that in a parade, at least that I can remember. Happy Independence Day!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Happy Independence Day to you as well.

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  2. Great Pics. Have a Wonderful Fourth John.
    Hugs

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    1. Thank you, David. Have a great Sunday. 😁

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  3. This was so wonderful to see, John. Thank you for sharing! Wishing you and your family a safe and happy 4th of July!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. We are staying at home so it will be totally safe. Wishing you the same. 😁

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  4. I’d say that Lakeway knows how to do it up right when it comes to Independence Day parades! Happy 4th of July!

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    1. Thank you, Liz. Yes, the town does it right.

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  5. Looks like a fun combination of groups. The dinosaurs did seem out of place, but I’ve seen those costumes pop up everywhere during last 2 years. People just like getting them and running around in packs.

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    1. I think you have the answer. Thank you, Charles.

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  6. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Beautiful, John! I love seeing the Colors displayed and hearing the bands play. Blessings to all who wear or have worn the uniform. We’ve much to be grateful for. I hope you and yours have a wonderful day.

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    1. Thank you , Gwen. A very Happy Independence Day to you and Larry. Thanks to him too for his service. 😁

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  7. Great 4th of July photos, John. You chose well! I love the bird joining the flyover. I think they do that to let us know “it’s not that hard to fly.” The dogs look great. Two with mustard and onions, please.

    Happy Independence Day!

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    1. We got to the dog stand at 10:00. A little too early for me but they smelled and looked great. Thanks, Dan.

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      1. Wait, too early for a hot dog? This is a foreign concept. Is this a Texas thing?

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      2. No just me. Certain things just don’t look good in the morning (Before noon) Hot dogs is one of them.

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  8. Terrific parade. I bet the Reserve band was rocking. Happy Birthday, America. And many, many more!

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    1. They were. They were playing dixieland jazz.

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  9. Looks great. Better get your hotdog before the dinosaurs show up.

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    1. I wish I had a photo of a dinosaur eating a hot dog. I guess maybe next year I’ll set it up.

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    1. Thank you for sharing my post, Michael. 😁

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      1. Always a great pleasure, John! Another wonderful posting. xx

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  10. Wow! What a great thoughtful parade. OK, the dinosaurs … Lol But the bookmobile, the rembrambrance on the native Americans, the WWII remembrance, … All in all a wonderful parade. Well thought out and just great. Happy Independence Day, John! xx Michael

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    1. Thank you, Michael. I’m glad you liked it. 😁

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      1. Really wonderful, John! Just, what i had imagined about a celebration of the day! Thank you for sharing, and have a good week. xx Michael

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      2. Have a good week as well, Michael.

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  11. Happy 4th, John! Looks like it was a great parade. I like that they included the Native Americans.

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    1. I liked the Native American aspect as well. Thanks, Joan

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  12. I love small town parades. Looks like so much fun, John. And dinosaurs? Lol. You guys do it right! Happy Fourth!

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    1. Thank you, Diana. 😊

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  13. How lovely is that? Thank you for sharing parts of the parade.
    Happy 4th to you and the Producer and, of course, the girls!

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    1. Happy Sunday to you, Dale.

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      1. Thank you, John 🤗

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  14. I love that Rolls Royce.
    And those dinos are nuts!
    Thanks for sharing, John.

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    1. Thank you for coming along, Hook.

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  15. Fun way to celebrate, John! Our Canada Day was canceled this year after the horrifying discovery of over a thousand indigenous children’s graves at residential Catholic run schools across the country. It’s unbelievable something like that can go undetected for so long 😦

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    1. I know right? It is horrifying.

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  16. Aw, this is great, John. I think you did a wonderful job picking out which entries to showcase — I especially love the jealous bird and those goofy dinosaurs! Most of our parades end with a bunch of riders on horseback (nobody wants to follow the horses, ha!) Hope you’re having a lovely Fourth!

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    1. We used to have horses too but not this year. Thanks, Debbie.

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  17. Thanks for sharing your parade with us! Lakeway does it right every time. And what a nice place to eat those hot dogs – inside where it is cooler. We in America have much to be thankful for this holiday. Happy July 4th, John! Cheers!

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    1. We do have much to be thankful for, Jo. Happy 4th to you.

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  18. Pretty great, John!
    I adore everything, but the CHEERLEADERS….YAY!!!
    One day I hope to do a post about how I decided I was going to be a pro double baton twirler, when I was 35! LOL! Total comedy!
    I think those were American Dinosaurs. They came for the kids.
    Hope you didn’t eat too, many hot dogs!

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    1. Something about a hot dog at 9:30 in the morning causes my normally iron stomach to do a rain dance. It was not hard to pass but I have to admit they smelled good. The dinosaurs were a hoot and the wearers could be heard giggling too. Thanks, Resa.

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      1. Thank you, too!

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  19. Impressive feast, dear John! Happy Holiday! I suppose that the dinosaurs are we, the bloggers. 😁😁😁 The sausages looks pretty delicious! 🍺🌭🌭

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    1. Bloggers could well be dinosaurs for sure, Maria. The hot dogs smelled delicious. 😁

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      1. The Bloggers with hot dogs look terrific, dear John!😉😁😁

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  20. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    I like the looks of your community, John. I’d settle for one hot dog rather than the 76 hot dogs that the guy ate in the hot dog eating contest today. Competitive eating just doesn’t seem like it belongs on ESPN. 🤣

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    1. That was the Nathens contest, I believe. 76 is a good number though. Spirit of 76 and all.

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  21. What a great event, John. I love the war veterans and the military band.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie. 😊

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  22. I don’t know why the dinosaurs were there either, but I love them! Looks like your neighborhood was the place to be this weekend, John.

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    1. Thank you, Teri. It was ahappening place for sure. 😁

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  23. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    It looks like a lot of fun! How wonderful it went right by your housr:)

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    1. It was a block away. But not worth a bus ride anyway. Thanks, Denise.

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  24. It’s so nice to see that there are still parades. How wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I think people really enjoyed it too. Thanks, Jan.

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  25. This was a great parade. Way to go, Lakeway! Loved the dinosaurs.

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    1. I had to include them for sure.

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  26. What a great parade, John! I wish our community did the same. I love the cub scouts since my husband and son are Eagles, and the dinosaurs? Just plain fun! Hope you had a great weekend! 🎉

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    1. Thank you, lauren. I’m an Eagle scout as well. 😁

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      1. Awesome, John!

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      2. Thanks, Lauren.

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  27. Awesome! The flypast is quite an icing on the cake.

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    1. It was. A big surprise. 😁

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  28. Looks like you celebrated the 4th in the very best of ways, with a parade. And that Rolls, I love it!

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    1. Yes. The Rolls was a nice addition.

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  29. I know I’m horribly late for this one, John, but I saved it for when I could relax and enjoy your parade. It did my heart good to see so many people CELEBRATING Independence Day, and to see the red, white, and blue on cheerful display everywhere. 💗 I’m so glad I hung on to this post. Somehow I knew your community would do the holiday up right!

    Hope you had a happy day, my friend! 🤗

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    1. We had a super day. I hope you did as well, Marcia.

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