Since my time in New Orleans, parades have taken on a new meaning. When I learned the parade was for the Texas Citrus Fiesta, I started to imagine the armloads of grapefruits, oranges, lemons, and who knows what else that would be thrown from floats decorated in the aforementioned fruits. That however, would be indicative of a New Orleans style parade.
The main event for the Texas Citrus Fiesta would be Saturday evening. At seven p.m. sharp, the floats, bands, queens and kings, princesses, and military regiments would parade through town. We arrived a little early so we could sample some of the local fare like:
Hot Cheetos with nacho sauce.
The first place prize winner:
Some of the princesses:
Of course, motorcycles (and even in the dark you can tell they are Harleys):
And the never ending parade of cops. Unfortunately, this is how most of my photos turned out: