Okay, I'm going to say something and ruffle some feathers along the way.Now that we're all prepared....To me there is something so incredibly UNpatriotic (I might go as far as saying unamerican) about taking a piece of rope (or emergency tape or tents or grandma) and cordoning off a section of curb on University Avenue DAYS BEFORE THE PARADE IS EVEN HELD...and heaven help anyone if they try to put so much as a corner of their blanket on your little square of curb... "We're saving this area," they say.The parade itself was always awesome. But the seat-saving-borderline-hoarding has got to stop.Suffice it to say, I'm happy to be elsewhere on the 4th of July these days.We had an equally fun parade in our town...showed up five minutes before the thing was supposed to start...and got great seats in the shade across from the grandstand. Okay....I'm breathing again. Rant over.P.S. I DID love the jewelry vendors at the freedom festival. Go in the early evening when they're packing up for the day...you'll get some great stuff with a great discount.
What's up with the " I don't like Tucson" label on this post??
Jen, agreed. But even with the seat-saving, I was really impressed with all the patriotism going on.Janae, that label was a mistake. That's what I get for blogging while holding a baby.
Hey, Bridget--have you seen this list that was put out by Newsweek? I thought of you when I saw it this afternoon.
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