Yes, I know that was last weekend and now here we are at the beginning of the following weekend, but I’m playing catchup.  There have been quite a few above average photo opps recently and so I was reluctant to gallop on (excuse the pun) to the next before you had savored the previous, like the very cute Claire.

These horses are magnificent however, and the traveling show is most impressive.  The carriage is polished until it mirrors everything around it.  The brass, leather and other components of their hitching gear are spotless. What a great opportunity to get up close to this iconic slice of Americana.  Here are a few of the images that hopefully capture the excitement of the parade.