Did you go to a Thanksgiving parade?
I took Elijah and his friend Paul to the parade in Downtown Detroit on Thursday and we had a really good time. It was both of the boys’ first time attending the Detroit Thanksgiving Parade, more formally known as the America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van.
Here is a post you might like about behind the scenes at the Parade Company— the company which puts on the Detroit Thanksgiving Parade.
It was really cold outside so we made sure to layer up on our clothing and wear our winter coats. I wore leggings under a pair of gray sweatpants, a tank top, long sleeve shirt, gray hoodie, winter coat, thermal gloves, a handmade crocheted scarf. My mom made the scarf for me about two years ago and it really keeps me warm. It’s also very special to me because, you know, handmade by Mom.
On this very cold Thanksgiving Day, I was not worried about being stylish. All I cared about was staying warm! I still can’t get over how quickly the fall season has arrived. I’m still stuck in summer and already looking forward to it returning! I do not like the cold weather. At all!
Our Favorite Parade Moments
Despite the cold weather, we enjoyed watching the big balloons and floats cruise down Woodward Avenue. I also really loved The Big Head Corps. My favorite Big Head was Father Sloanus. Elijah and Paul’s favorite part of the parade were the superheroes riding on horses.
Oh, hey, Big Sean!
We were close enough to the street to see Big Sean ride in the parade. Elijah said the rapper looked like just a regular guy. (He meant that in a good way.) To me, Big Sean looked really young. Maybe because I am 37 now; I don’t know. But it was pretty cool to see a celebrity in the parade.
Everyone, where we were standing at, seemed really excited to see Big Sean. Even people older than me knew who he was! I heard a young lady say she didn’t know who Big Sean was and then this older guy said to her, “What?! Are you crazy? That’s Big Sean!” Yes, kids, parents are cool, too. 🙂
When you see someone from your home state in the parade…
The people I was most excited to see in the Detroit parade was the Hunters Lane High School marching band from Nashville, Tennessee. Why? Because Tennessee is my home state! When I saw the band, I wanted to run out there and say, “Hey, Tennessee!” But that probably wouldn’t have been appropriate. I’m sure a security person would have picked me up to move me out of the way. LOL!
Here are some more photos
I captured of the Detroit Thanksgiving Parade.