Saturday, July 4, 2009


I got in a couple of the largest parades in state - a wet one and a dry one.

West Des Moines was Friday evening and it was wet and long, but still fun to do. Though I think most of the kids were more happy to see the tractor than to see me - go figure.

Clear Lake was Saturday. It rained all the way up and most of the way back, but NOT during the parade! I am told there has never been rain during a Clear Lake parade. They must be doing something right. The crowd must know that, too. There were lots of people there. Great to see some folks I knew and to meet some new friends.