One of the reasons we drove out to Utah so early was to get there by the 4th of July. The parade and Freedom Festival in Provo (home of our alma mater BYU) is one of the most patriotic in the country and we wanted our kids to experience it. It did not dissapoint.
There were flag bearers in period dress and military vehicles, including a tank (Ollie’s fave).
There were fantastic floats and beauty queens a plenty waving in their formal dresses. There were marching bands (at least 12) and jugglers, horses and motorcycle riders. There were even giant balloons. It was great and we had front row seats.
The most random parade moment? Llamas!
We spent the rest of our afternoon with family. We barbequed, laughed, played games and ended the night with fireworks. It was blissful.
My father-in-law joined the kids in getting his face painted. What a cutie!
Ollie took a few dips in the kiddie pool to cool off.
Best part of the day: being with my Hubby and his family. God Bless America!