Friday, March 11, 2011

Fasching Parade

We went to a Fasching parade in the town we live near to see what all the excitement was about. We didn't do this last year because there was still a lot of snow on the ground. It was a pretty big parade for a small town. Not only did the walkers dress up but so did a lot of the bystanders.

Lego people
Macen thought the bands were loud. We placed ourselves right at the beginning of the parade front row so we had a good view. Macen thought it was pretty cool and then he quickly realized just how great it was when they started throwing candy everywhere. It took him about the first 5 mins to go from sitting in his stroller to making sure he was standing so he could run after candy.

The guy in green had a pretty creative costume if you ask me. It's hard to see in the shadows but keep looking down for the spout. Haha!

A lot of the floats were jamming out to some loud music and the jail birds were no exception. If only you could see how much they were bouncing the floats.

A creative, handmade bike.

And this is a local brewery. Not only was candy and some toys thrown into the crowds but a lot of people in the parade either had kegs, bottles of beer and wine and some even had the mini bottles of liquor. The mini bottles were thrown into the crowd and they would carry little plastic cups with the kegs, beer and wine and hand out small drinks randomly to the crowd.

Macen loved it and we came home with a lot of candy. Way more than what will get eaten.


James said...

For those of you not tracking. Fasching is the German Catholic version of Mardi Gras or Carnival. I miss all of the fun.