Posts Tagged ‘Thanksgiving’

Aggies stepping lively

They weren’t the only ones. The tasty turkey, courtesy of Wheatsville, and all accompaniments were prepared and consumed yesterday so that today would be free for the A&M parade on Congress. We marched up and down for about three miles’ worth of distance and were very happy to have done so.

I was trying to use the FlipCam (version 1.0) and the plastic Concord 1500 held together with an elastic band simultaneously. The still photographs were better than the videos, but some of the music can be heard on the latter.

The parade stepped off right on time at 1 pm, just as the chimes in the old fire tower were sounding. The cold front blew through as the Tymco sweeper followed the mules and horses that drew up the rear guard of the procession.

I love a parade! A military band with all the brass cannot be surpassed, but that doesn’t mean that anyone who loves fresh air and happiness should miss Chuy’s parade on Saturday. I can hardly wait.

P.S. Find the game on KVET 98.1-FM radio or 1300-AM if you’re interested in why the band and Corps are in town.

A mile of marching

It’s really more than a mile. The A&M marching band formed up across the river and stepped out lively at 1 pm, headed across the bridge and up toward the Capitol. And when the parade disbanded, most of the marchers headed back across the river. Only the mounted contingent headed southward in the street, accompanied by their faithful cleaners-up and their wheelbarrow; the remainder of those afoot walked back on the sidewalks. We walked up to Eleventh Street and then we walked back down. Manuel’s was closed; McCormick & Schmick had people waiting to be seated to dine; the same was true at the Shoreline. H-E-B closed at 2 pm; at 2:30, Luby’s was still going strong, with the line of people not quite out the door. I love to see people strolling around downtown on a beautiful day like today. There’d be more in the way of visuals, but the batteries in my toy camera were old, and we thought that the Flip was on when it wasn’t, so that there are just two not-so-good videos on line. Parades must be enjoyed on the spot, anyhow; nothing’s ever been invented that captures how wonderful they are.

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