I had never been to the event before, and it was pretty fun to see the floats without having to set up a spot on a parade route and bake in the sun all morning. I hope I can remember to do it each year so the kids can participate in the holiday without me having to do much work (WINNING).
While on display at the Expo, many floats have additional displays for the kids to play on, or a scavenger hunt with a treat, or just had bubbles for the kids to chase. In the parade, they wouldn't get a chance to do those things (can you tell I'm reeeeeally trying to justify not attending the actual parade?!).
The kids even got to go INSIDE one of the floats. The operator about had a conniption when they didn't come right back out after a moment. I thought Maren or I would have to go inside to retrieve them when they finally emerged.
Until next year, Pioneers!
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