Friday, December 18, 2009

The Redneck Christmas Lights Parade

I never again want to hear anyone up here in Canada make jokes about people from the South being rednecks. I now have proof that rednecks are EVERYWHERE... not just in the deep south! We ventured out into the freezing cold the other night to take Reagan to the Christmas Lights Parade that was taking place only about 10 minutes from where we live.

It was really really really cold.

We were all really really really excited for the parade.

Everyone but Reagan was really really really disappointed!

I have never in my life seen something like this before. Over 80% of the parade consisted of big rigs that had been decked out and decorated for Christmas. While it was strange to see, it was also very spirited all at the same time. It was the kind of thing that you couldn't believe you were watching, yet you couldn't turn your eyes away from it for a single second in fear you may miss something! The main problem was that after about 20 of what seemed like 100 rigs, it started to get very very old. Of course they all wanted to blast their air-horns as well over and over again in an attempt to sound like Christmas carols... It didn't work!

Maybe I was just grumpy because I was so cold. Poor Auntie Anna was so cold that we nearly lost her in all her clothes...
Reagan was all bundled up as well... notice the smile on her face as she was loving EVERY SECOND of the parade!
Of course I've got a couple of pictures of the parade itself to show you. Like I said, it was oddly mesmerizing and oh so very REDNECK!
I think next year we will make an effort to attend the Santa parade in downtown Vancouver instead!


Margaret said...

All that matter is that she had a good time and it looked like she did!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Canadian rednecks! Love it!

Jenn@the loves of jenn said...

Who knew there were rednecks in Canada? I'm with you, I think they are everywhere! I'm glad she had a good time!

E @ Scottsville said...

Sounds like our 4th of July parade! Every "HOOPTY" in our area brings their low-rider car, puts a flag on it, and calls it a float. So we have to watch a million cars going up and down on shocks... or trunks opening up and closing on their own (as if we're impressed?)... and loud rap music for our Fourth Of July parade.

Yea, Redneck & Hoopty Parades.... good conversation pieces if nothing else!