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Everyone loves a parade. Right?

One of the MANY things on my bucket list was the Mummers Day Parade in Philadelphia. I always loved to watch it on t.v and had mentioned that I would love to go. This Christmas, my father in law got us tickets and I was very excited. My husband on the other hand was less than thrilled.  His first comment was, ” Well, who are you going to take with you?”

Guess who?

mummers4So we started on our journey at 8am on a very cold day.  I think it was about 32 and cloudy. I do have to admit that I was not enjoying the cold but had to be brave.

We decided to park outside the city and take the train in.  Thank goodness that my husband is from Philadelphia because he knew just where to park. It was much better to park fro free and pay $4.00 then to try to battle the parking a chaos of the city.

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When we arrived, it was very crowded.  We had bleacher seats so I was not too worried.  I brought two blankets and we watched the first hour. There were many beautiful costumes.

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 And strange people. 650  men dressed up like frogs. It was a sight.

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This parade brought out the best people watching! There were grown men dressed in the oddest attire drinking MANY beers.

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I thought it was comical. The husband was getting aggravated.

We lasted about 4 hours before I decided it was time to go.  The parade is an all day event and after battling crowds, cold, and drunk people I decided we better go. I could watch the rest on t.v.

Overall, I fee like it was a “been there , done that” type of day.  I don’t think I would do that again, but it was great fun to experience.

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    nancy

    January 6, 2013

    I always enjoyed the Reading Rainbow program about the parade. Reply

    nancy

    January 6, 2013

    Ooops Lavar Burton (is that his name??)made it seem more enchanting--LOL. They don't show that on TV here in the Cincinnati area. Reply

    Julia

    January 12, 2013

    I live outside of philadelphia and decided to go in that day to meet my sister for brunch.... HUGE mistake! Driving was awful! haha but it was well worth it as clouds of these mummers walked past my car on their way to the parade. A guy even kissed my car window. Quite the event! Reply