Saturday, July 05, 2008

Bayview Daze, Update

Well, here we are, around 11:00 pm Saturday night. We have overcome slight problems with the parade, everyone still had a great time, and without exception, most thought it was the best parade ever. This was mainly due to the late addition of the Idaho Army National Guard Band. They were great. We have Queen Vicki Richardson for being on her toes. When she found out they were marching in Coeur d'Alene's parade, she asked them to stay over for ours. They did, and they were a great hit.

After they parade, we segued into afternoon party time, followed by music provided by several bands. One, the most popular local family band, the Bells, performed outside at the Captain's Wheel, where later, the internationally acclaimed band, Too Slim and the Tail Draggers performed. What started out as a local blues band out of Spokane, and an ever popular attraction at the late bar, Chelseas, went national, then international. We welcome home our very favorite blues guys.

As usual, tons of tourists came down for the festivities. I was pleased that many people that I either know from their Paper, or my blog, came up to introduce themselves, including our favorite, GOP guy,Gary Ingram, who stopped by to trade Huckleberries stories with me. All in all, everyone had a great time, including yours truly.

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