Parade Day with my twin nieces
Ever since I was little, the weekend after Labor Day has been designated for a trip to Dale, Indiana. Its the type of town that if you blink, you'll miss it & drive right through it... but it is close to Santa Claus Indiana... the home of Holiday World... literally like a few miles away from Dale.
My dad grew up in that town & my aunt & uncle still lived up there so we'd load up the vans & the whole family would go up for their annual Fall Festival. I used to look so forward to it when I was little. The parade throws candy out & I'd leave every year with a BAG full! It would make Halloween cry in shame! Then in the little town square, there were booths with all kinds of food that make you gain at least 5 lbs. & hog wrestling, & Cow bingo... (For you city folks, its where you wait & see where the cow poops... if its on your number... you're a winner!!! ... redneck much?)
So today's the day... & times have changed. My grandmother has since passed away - my aunt & uncle that lived up there have left this world too.... but it is still fun to go up & relive it... its like seeing my childhood through the eyes of the twins. They'll never get to experience the whole thing since all the family is gone.... but we can still make it fun for them!
Here is a picture of the first time they went... they rode their first rides... Madi would CRY her head off every time the ride would stop, so the nice ride operator would just let her stay on there & ride again & again... that's the best part of small town festivals... everyone is just friendly!
So here's to a fun filled, greasy food, parade full of candy, twin lovin' kind of day!!!