Daisy and the Parade
Friday, June 10, 2016
Every year at this time our city celebrates Father Hennepin Days. Father Louis Hennepin was a Catholic Priest sent to America by Louis XIV of France in the 1600's to explore. Apparently, Champlin is recognized as the place Father Hennepin crossed the Mississippi River. Why that's important I have never known.
This is my 33rd parade. Every year for 3 hours they close the highway we live on for about 1 1/2 miles for their parade - which means that we are prisoners in our own home. It used to be a much better parade with floats and bands, my youngest daughter loved this time of year. She would invite her friends to watch the parade at our house and after they would all go down to the carnival. But the floats are mostly gone now, there's only a couple of bands, it's mostly fire trucks, police cars, and groups that get together to walk the length of the parade (like the Karate school).
But this year I have a new little one who is enjoying the parade. When Daisy first saw all those strangers walking around her yard she wasn't too happy. As soon as the first siren could be heard she was fascinated with all the activity. I took a couple photos - she's been entertained for quite a while now!
Only an hour to go and we'll be able to leave home again - not that I have anywhere to go! Happy weekend everyone.