Thursday, August 06, 2009
Benjamin had a great time at the 2009 Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Grand Parade on Saturday, August 1st. The Parade started at 11:45 a.m. at the intersection of Sheldon Road and Colfax Street. The parade then headed north down Fifth Street, turn west down Franklin and two blocks to Third Street. From there, the parade continued north to Washington, east to Seventh Street and south to end at Grant Avenue.
Just like any typical hot-blooded white American male (well, it is yellow for Benjamin), Benjamin enjoyed the parade the most when the floats carried lovely young ladies, Miss National Asparagus (below) and Miss North Ottawa Community Health System (above).
Benjamin got pretty excited when he thought he saw a long lost cousin from Kentucky. Turned out it was just someone who dressed up in a yellow outfit (photo below) that looked like a chicken, definitely not a relative. Benjamin quickly got over his disappointment, thanks to the lovely young ladies smiling and waving back at Benjamin from their floats.