Thursday, December 24, 2009

Charley's first Belmont Shore Christmas Parade

One of the highlights of the Holiday season. Belmont Shore (the beach community within Long Beach where Jamie grew up) reaches back to its small town midwestern roots for the hokiest parade in Southern California. Unfortunately, better management has stolen some of the charm (e.g. no more 15 minute gaps between entrants punctuated by high school bands rushing to play 3 minute songs in 2 minutes for the local cable tv broadcast). It was particularly cold and long this year : Charley got red-faced, Grandpap got sick and Grandma had to pee, so we didn't make it to the end. (crazy lucha libre guy who appeared several times but was not an actual entrant)

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