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Sunday, July 5, 2009

GNW 4th of July Parade: 103 degrees...

Once again my wife and I along with several of our neighbors decided to brave the scorching summer sun and join in the annual Great Northwest Independence Day Parade. The parade which starts at Zachry Middle School and follows Timber Path to the Lodge of the Great Northwest is a fun way to get out and celebrate the 4th.This year, the Grand Marshal was District 6 Councilman Ray Lopez, seen here riding in the Corvette of Robert Rodkey. In addition to Robert's 'vette, there were 8 or 9 other Corvette's from the local owners club.Members of the San Antonio Fire Department were quite a hit with youngsters along the parade route. And of course, members of the San Antonio Police Department were out in force to direct traffic and make sure the parade travelled smoothly down the road.The parade had numerous groups from the local Northwest Vikings youth football team to the Boy Scouts.

And then of course, there was out motley crew of characters. With Ol' Betsy pulling a trailer, and several of us manning electric scooters, our theme was Timber Five-O. Okay, I know some explanation is in order.
Bear with me on this. Our zip code is 78250 (or The Five Oh for short). Next, you think back to the old Hawaii Five-O TV show, and the fact that most of the streets in our neighborhood start with the word "Timber", and the next thing you know, we are in Hawaiian shirts, palm trees and we are Timber Five-O. I know, it really is a stretch, but we had fun anyway.And in spite of the record 103 degree temperature, many people found enough shade needed to keep cool and lined the parade route and enjoyed the spectacle of it all.

And for those who couldn't witness it in person... video taken by my son who is home for the weekend. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the report and video. Well done! Looks like everyone had a great time!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dave, I am so glad that we got to see the parade even though we are at Camp Carlson, Ft. Knox, Kentucky. I sent the video to everyone at our Timber Run Cul-de-Sac. Thanks from those of us who are not at home this summer. We are suffering thru cool weather and lots of rain. hee hee hee
Pete and Lydia

Maureen said...

Great video!

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