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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

I Love a Parade

It's not all bucolic relaxation here by Rangeley Lake. On Saturday traffic was blocked off on Main Street in Rangeley for the annual Shriners parade, which has become one of the highlights of our vacation. The spirits of participants and spectators alike remained undampened by a passing shower, the marchers at least having come prepared.

There were clowns...

animal costumes...

there was even a little bit of marketing.

And, of course, the Shriners have the sense to let grown men be kids in a good cause.

You will notice that the sun is out in this picture. Rangeley's weather probably inspired the adage, "If you don't like New England weather, wait a few minutes." (At least in the summer it does. We've never been here in the winter, but I suspect I might have to wait quite a while.)


  • I saw a parade once with Shriners in their little cars. I loved it!

    By Blogger Carole, at 3:51 PM  

  • ok, what i want to know.

    what are shriners?

    By Blogger maryse, at 4:04 PM  

  • I've spent several winters a bit farther east in Kingfield. You don't have to wait long for the weather to change. But when the thermometer reaches a certain point it's just 'effin' cold.'

    By Anonymous Kat, at 4:06 PM  

  • The Shriners always seemed to be right ahead of us when we marched in a pipe and drum band...

    By Blogger trek, at 4:42 PM  

  • Men in little yellow cars. LOVE it.

    By Anonymous Laurie, at 7:02 PM  

  • No, no that saying started in Utah. You should see the weather here the last week. We've had it ALL (except snow).

    You do know how to live it up;-)

    By Blogger margene, at 7:12 PM  

  • You are the most organized woman I know. Imagine, fitting a Shriner's Parade into your vacation! Bravo!!

    By Blogger Roxie, at 8:41 PM  

  • I love the shriners and their little cars!

    BTW - we say the same thing about Wisconsin weather, year round

    By Blogger krisknits2, at 10:20 PM  

  • We skipped the State Fair parade this year ... too hot. But then, we are wimps.

    I've always wanted to drive one of those little cars.

    By Blogger Ruth, at 8:32 AM  

  • Hee, Shriners! I saw a parade in Boston a few years bac... it was fabulous. :-)

    By Blogger Beth S., at 9:36 AM  

  • Very cute! Too much bucolic relaxation is just............well, boring.

    By Blogger christine, at 3:43 PM  

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