This is where Max started watching the parade. We re-applied sunscreen (it was hot and sunny).
This is where Max ended up watching most of the parade from (after a particularly loud float):
and one of his more favourite parts:
A couple of weeks later, we made it to the Height's Hat's Off Day parade in Burnaby. I'm sure the merchants were slightly disappointed with the weather, it wasn't a sunny day. I LOVED it. No need to re-apply sunscreen and no rain. It was perfect. Jess came with us and we went out bright and early (830am, ugh), found parking and started the trek up Hastings. We settled in front of Cafe Artigiano (convenient, considering it is my FAVOURITE place to get coffee). It was a long wait, but well worth it. The first 2 drill teams came through and did a demonstration block-by-block.
Jess (thanks for getting up so bright and early)
The American drill team was particularly impressive. I wish I was a better photographer, or had a better camera so I could get some better pictures.
As the day went on, it warmed up and we decided to have a porch bbq with friends (Eyola, Daniel & Jess). More to celebrate the fact that our deck was cleaned and cleared off enough that we could (thanks Daniel!).
Jess relaxing after dinner!
Max wearing Eyola's sunglasses, isn't he cute?