Monday, September 24, 2012

Before the parade passes by

We had two parades here in Belmopan last week.  On Thursday evening there was the Take Back the Land Christian Parade.  And on Friday the Citizen's Parade was held.  I had heard that the Citizen's Parade was going to start at 10:30.  Assuming that meant 11:00 I left home home just after 10:30 thinking that I would have time to see them line up and then begin walking.  I had more time than I expected.  The parade didn't get underway until closer to noon.


Getting over there so early meant seeing what happens before the parade passes by.  

The University of Belize float...


 the Peace Corps getting set up...


 other participants chilling out before the long walk begins...


soldiers ready to go...



a smart businessman selling plantain chips to the gathering crowd



Riders kept their horses busy until it was time to line up...



Children played in the dry drainage ditch...



when the police finally arrived we knew it was almost time for the parade to start!

1 comment:

  1. Ah ... nothing like a parade.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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