It was a parade, it was lunch, it was fun! Every July 4, the residents in our new senior community decorate their golf carts, trucks, cars, and even bikes for the annual July 4 parade. I was invited to ride in my neighbor’s two-seater Miata that she decorated with flags.

I was amazed as we drove around to see how many other residents were lined up on the parade route. All were yelling “Happy fourth of July,” and some were throwing candy into the carts, cars and trucks. We waved and yelled back. I was also trying to take pictures as the car was moving of people moving. Not easy.

After the parade, we had a hot dog lunch, which fortunately was inside. It was a hot day. I had fun, and I’m looking forward to next year when I’ll be decorating something–maybe. My Camry????

I can show you some of the carts and cars, but we are asked not to take pictures of the homes. I did my best, and you’ll get an idea of how this zany senior community celebrates. The last picture is of our honored guest, a World War II veteran who still fits into his uniform.


4 thoughts on “Feelin’ the spirit: July 4th

  1. Wow, that must be fun!!! I loved to live one of your 4th July celebrations! The patriotism and proud that American people feel is something that always made me a little jealous… People don’t feel that way in Spain, and in our National Day people just take the day off (we have a military parade in Madrid, the capital, where I used to live, but that’s all!!). It’s great to see that even in small communities like your new one celebrate your National day ๐Ÿ™‚
    Great photos, by the way! I love to imagine how fun it must have been just watching all those decorated vehicles, people dressing for the occasion and all! Great coverage of the event! ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Thanks Mercedes. Independence day is big here. The only thing we missed out on were the fireworks. But, there are many places to go and see aerial displays. Take care.


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