Saturday, June 13, 2009

Parade the Circle 2009

For 20 years the Cleveland Museum of Art and other museums in University Circle here in Cleveland have put on an amazing parade called 'Parade the Circle'. Now, I worked at the art museum 12 years ago, knew about 'Parade the Circle' and had always wanted to go but I have an aversion to large crowds of people. [Don't misunderstand this as me hating people, I don't. As a matter of fact, I quite like them, just in smaller groups.]

Well, I agreed to help organize a group of teenage girls for next years parade. I needed to see what I got myself into! I invited a bunch of folks to meet up with myself and my family. It ended up just me and my son (even my husband had to work!) in a sea of 70,000 people. Luckily, I'm a plotter. My tot and I arrived about 2 hours before the start of the parade to claim our spot (front row at the beginning of the parade route, not too shabby!)I had food, water, stuffed puppies, you name it, I brought it. 3 hours and 287 photos later we headed for home. Tired but happy.

These were my favorite shots.
If you'd like to see more go here: Parade the Circle 2009


Susan Helene Gottfried said...

We drove up two years ago for Parade the Circle; I have family who joins in. Had to miss it this year due to the Penguin game the night before, and it looks like I missed some amazing creations again this year.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Me again.

That ice cream cone? THAT is my family!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I dislike big crowds too...

elf said...

I loved that ice cream cone! How fun!!