nice purple blooms on trees :)
In the morning we went to the Holiday Inn restaurant for breakfast(its kind of close to where everyone stays/lives, Monica's mom likes it, can't blame her - good food, 20% off discount card and fair prices). Then we took a drive around town , just to see the sites a bit and see what I want to come check out in more detail in coming days. Can't recall for sure, but I believe we then went back to our places and it was siesta time to get a little rest before the evening events. Before the parade/procession we checked out a little candy and treats shop owned by a family friend and got a little tour(will add videos of tour and parade later if I can ever get youtube to cooperate).
SILENT PROCESSION: Cool experience, a silent procession.
People carrying large floats with small statues of Jesus and such on top. When they stopped for a break they brought poles underneath to support and give the men rest, or during the march they switched out people to get rest. The security was a bit more than previous years I guess, and the city lights stayed on. LAST YEAR AT THE INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE/EVENTS THERE WERE GRENADES OR BOMBS? THROWN AND 5 PEOPLE DIED. THE NARCO PEOPLE(CARTELS) WANTED TO MAKE A POINT MAYBE, BECAUSE THIS IS THE TOWN WHERE THE PRESIDENT USED TO LIVE. **First time ever that something like that happened here in this city
** It was a great evening , then when it was done we had to walk about 1 mile back to the car, the kids were so tired, so I carried Monica's niece while her head rested on my shoulder(she was dead asleep), my arms were numb and tingly afterwards :) kind of a fun /cute memory, made me feel good I could do that, so I want to write about it so I dont forget about the memory :) We happened to park by Monica's aunts house, so her mom used the restroom and we talked with her aunt and admired some of her artwork, then we headed to our seperate places, and called it good for the night .
check again for typos and ready to go , maybe just holiday inn review? or review for parade? or shop? no se
add photo advo for parade
youtube videos, candy shop and parade