Monday, November 26, 2007

Santa Claus Parade in Pictures

On Sunday Jake and I trekked to the city for our yearly stint at the Santa Claus parade, along with 300,000 other people! We scouted out a spot in the sidewalk after a visit to a packed to the hilt Starbucks for snacks, and then were ready for the fun to begin!

The police always start off the parade with some great stunts on their motorcycles, and this guy was looking very official and making sure everyone was off the road.

Our very favorite float of the whole thing is the Purdy's truck. See the guy in the purple Santa outfit? There were about 15 of these people, all carrying baskets with chocolate bells in them. YUMMY!

I thought of all you American readers out there when the Mounties (RCMP) came marching by, and couldn't resist getting a photo. We love their traditional uniforms too!

And to truly make it a Canadian parade, you can't forget the Tim Horton's float. Too bad they weren't giving out coffee!

What did Jake do through out the parade? He bounced to the music, dove for the hoards of candy canes that were thrown our way, and crocheted. No, you didn't read that wrong...he's gotten into crocheting.

"Are you making a scarf?" Someone asked.
"No, I don't know what I'm making," he replied without looking up from his work, "This is the only stitch I know."

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