We all headed up to Morton for the annual Pumpkin Festival. It ended up being. . .an interesting weekend this year. The weather was beautiful all week and then the forecast for Saturday afternoon was rain. We weren’t sure we would make it downtown to ride rides and eat the yummy food.
Kevin and I headed out extra early on Saturday to run in the 10k. I have the best husband ever – he stayed with me the whole time. Even though he can run way faster than me – he knew I would need the encouragement towards the end. My friend, Susan, ran with us for quite awhile too – which was totally fun to catch up a little. (I just need to add that after the run, we walked a mile back to my parents and then had to walk a mile to the parade, and under normal circumstances we would walk a mile back – all after running 6 miles).
We headed to the parade. The girls were pumped! The sky was looking a little overcast at this point but the rain was supposed to hold off until afternoon sometime. We sit about at the halfway point of the 2 mile parade at my great aunt and uncles house. My brother lives right behind where we sit. Before the parade actually started, it stared sprinkling. It would stop and then start again. Then as the parade started – it started raining harder and harder. The parade starts with the American flag, the parade Grand Marshall, the high school band, high school and junior high cheerleaders, junior high band, and then all the floats, politicians, local businesses etc. Before the junior high band actually made it to us, it was blowing and pouring. I mean POURING. Daphne and I ran for cover at Max’s house with Max and Contessa. Then a few minutes later Kevin and the girls (and my sister, her boys, Denise, Alex and Rick) come running and they are soaking wet from head to toe. The parade was cancelled – I guess they started turning everyone in the parade around at the closest street.
We had lunch at my grandma’s and then once the rain stopped, we headed downtown for some festival fun. The kids rode rides and ate some great food – pumpkin ice cream and elephant ears!!