Soon after I found my friends I
found out that #54 was the German School, who were putting on
quite a show. The juggling was nice, but Carols float had some real
The tree had funny money and "Seeds of
Change" growing on the branches like fruit. The Lost Science of Money
was sitting on the plush dolphin's tail.
I like this "OCCUPY the WORLD" idea a
lot like the way I like "give peas a chance"! Seeing Mother Earth
in a tent being pulled by a bike covered in stickers was AWESOME!
We got a charge out of the fact that
we'd won "the Mayor's award."
I spent most of the time we were in the
parade handing out Carol for Congress bills to people in the crowd that
stuck their hands out as I offered them. This was about as close to an
action shot as I got. I had the time to take it because we weren't
passing anybody at that moment. Most of the parade route was
thick with people. They were usually stacked half a dozen deep on the
especially on University Ave.
The parade ended at this park where
they had lots of stuff you had to have small kids to find interesting.
I hung around as long as I could be helpful handing out literature, but
after a while my spot got cold. I looked over the car show on the way
Doesn't that air scoop look like a
On my way South I saw a bunch of art.
Turns out that the first three
weeekends of May are Silicon Valley Open Studios, and many artists put
out bright yellow signs and lure you in with fine food and their best
stuff. Most of it I just looked at but this one grabbed me for some