Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter on Parade, Richmond, VA

Yesterday was Easter. We have a family tradition of volunteering to run the Pet Easter Bonnet Contest at Easter on Parade on Monument Boulevard in Richmond. Normally a very good time and thousands of people come out for it.
Unfortunately this year, the weather did not cooperate with us! It was pouring rain when we got to our area to set up our tent. Eric and Jade always come to help. The Richmond police did not allow us to set up our tent on the grass--where we usually have it--so we had to set up on the street.
After about an hour, it finally quit raining. But was still cold! The weather forecast it would be in the high 60s. I don't think we even got to 50!
Sammy and PG did put on their bonnets when the rain finally stopped. We wanted to walk around to keep from shivering!
We walked around a little bit and ran into local celebrities, Donald Allen and Bryan Rowland. They make these fantastic hats every year. This year their theme was "Las Vegas Easter!" Donald did win the People Easter Bonnet Contest!
Only 9 dogs registered for the bonnet contest. These two didn't even win--can you believe that? One of these dogs was named Lil Bit--but believe me--there was nothing little about her!

Wish you were here!
Sammy & PG

1 comment:

  1. We usually go to Easter on Parade, but both Kris and Trina were out of town this year. Looks like the weather wasn't cooperating either. Next year.