There were trucks from all the local departments, including our own truck.
Smokey the Bear rode by on a Forest Service truck too. Then came the Fiesta Queen and her court.
After these lovely young ladies came the Hatch, New Mexico Red Chili Queen.
Everybody was having a wonderful time despite the heat that day, except maybe this poor dog. Besides the heat, many of the fire trucks sounded sirens and honked horns. This poor little guy tried to hide under his owner's truck.
But he did come out when it was less noisy to visit with Mary and me.
There were several equestrian teams too.
There were floats with musicians
and dancers on
The Republican Party was present, but I didn't see the Democrats represented.
This truck lifted open,
and then lifted out a wheel chair. It was pretty amazing!
Many interesting people walked by, or rode horses, near the end of the parade.
After the parade was over, Mary and I had lunch in the AB Drive-in. I, of course had the Philly Cheese Steak sandwich, since there is no place else that makes it as good as they do. Then we went over to the Ralph Edwards Park for the arts and crafts sales, plus much more. We both bought beautiful straw hats. No pictures of them yet, but later maybe. We were over-heated and tired by the time we got home. Jim looked after our furry kids so we could have a girl's day out. It was a lot of fun, but we both needed to rest after we got back home.
On Monday we got a new neighbor named Burt and his furry child named Sammy. They travel extensively in a pop-up trailer.
On the left is his trailer when it is down. Being low profile means it is easier to tow. On the right is his trailer raised up to camp inside.
And here is his sweet dog Sammy. Millie has enjoyed having a friendly dog next door.
We are going to play Mexican Train with Mary this afternoon. Tomorrow we are going to a dinner in town put on by our church to benefit the Open Arms Pregnancy center. Sunday, after church, Ric and Mary are coming over for dinner. We will be busy packing up to travel on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday we will stop at the Garfield Garage to have Ron Garay check our fluids and tire pressure before we head out for Lordsburg. Ron, pictured on the right, is a great mechanic and did a lot of work for us this year. He is honest, hard-working and reasonable for prices. If you need service and are in the area, we fully recommend calling him.
I need to close now. We will be praying for safe travels in the week ahead. We expect to get to Silent Valley by May 22nd. Bye for now. More pictures next time.