What is better than a Friday off from work, spending the day with your family, and getting to see the University of Florida's Gator Parade? I am ashamed to say we have never been to the Gator Parade before!! We only live 30 minutes from Gainesville but yet had never taken time to go see it. Well today we did!
We arrived about an hour before the parade. It was a beautiful day outside. The wind was blowing and the sun was shining! We were able to find a spot across from the The Florida Book Store in a nice shady area. Chuckie had packed my lawn chair and I was ready to relax.
The biggest parade we've ever seen is the Chiefland Watermelon Festival Parade and it typically isn't that big. It was exciting waiting for the parade to start. I couldn't wait to see the "real" floats! I'm going to post a few pics for everyone to see.
We had a great time as a family. Brandon video taped the whole parade. It was about 1 1/2 hours long if I'm remembering correctly. The floats were awesome!! This to me was a real parade. After the parade we went to Wendy's for Colby and Brandon and then Chuckie and I had Bono's. We just figured out that Bono's has a drive thru!!
I am very thankful that we were able to spend time as a family and that Colby and Brandon wanted to spend time with us. They are 19 and 17 so I feel pretty special that we all went together.