luckily, it burnt off by the time the Mayor’s Christmas Parade started later in the afternoon.
Since the parade route goes within a few hundred yards of my house, it’s becoming a tradition to have friends over to watch it with me. Say what you will about Baltimore, we embrace the strange, and this parade had plenty of that!
From the usual suspects like the Shriners in their crazy magic carpet go-carts, to the opposite end of the spectrum with the VW club, and from the local “step & drum” corps, representing a number of Baltimore’s neighbourhoods, to the newly arrived Central and South American communities, there was something for everyone.
I must admit that I was completely intrigued with the shoes these Bolivians were wearing – wooden thongs, with a spur sort of contraption at the back, which was really like cymbals which rattled and clashed at each step.
I hope your weekend was as much fun!