We were lucky that the weather was unseasonably cool on this day. So sitting there for a few hours was not a problem. Our granddaughters, Hannah and Claire, with their little friend Ryan, sitting along the curb with us, waiting for the parade to begin.
The National Anthem was sung, and the Pledge Of Allegiance was recited at the beginning of the procession.
After the parade, we were invited to go next door for lunch and swimming. So the day was full, despite it being a couple of days before the 4th of July.
On Monday, the actual 4th, we all went down to Newport Beach, to spend the day on my brother's boat. We had a wonderful day of swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, boat rides, food, more food, laughter, and great family time!!