This morning the weather was ideal for our annual July 4th golf cart parade. The temperature wasn’t too hot and there was a nice breeze. I think there was a record set for the number of participants in the parade – 20 golf carts, a three-wheeled motorcycle and a four-wheeler. All of them were decked out with patriotic decorations and many of the people were dressed up, too. The parade began at 10:00 and lasted about an hour.
I wore my red, white and blue (regular clothes) and rode with Nina Dobyns in her golf cart. She had candy for the children and flavored treats for the dogs along the parade route. There was a good turn-out of spectators, better than in years past. We surmised that people were so tired of being cooped up because of the COVID-19 pandemic that they were glad for any kind of diversion.
Our CARE board president led us through our own area first and then headed for the Escapees Rainbow’s End RV park. From there we drove through the neighborhood of regular houses next to us. Several people were stationed along the parade route to hand out a playing card to each golf cart driver. At the end of the parade the person with the best hand received a prize.