Monday, July 4, 2011
We got the bright idea of going up for the Gay Pride Parade in Lakeview this year-- in our 3+ years of living there, I had never experienced it. Also, we thought Claire should see it too. We lined up a friend's parking spot, planning ahead for the car/crowd, etc, only to realize that we couldn't get to his building because of where the streets were closed off (earlier than the website said!). Pat eventually found a spot, but the crowd grew so fast that unless you parked yourself street-side hours before, there was very little to see. However, a very nice gentleman saw the two kids and let us up to the front row in their section. Elliot was in awe-- taking it all in, while Diane did not like the spectacle!