In the six years we’ve lived in Provo, we’ve embraced the city’s exuberant annual celebration of Independence Day. Despite the heat, crowds, and traffic and driven by Jeff’s enthusiasm, we’ve managed to attend all but one parade each morning of the 4th of July. We usually walk from our house down towards the end of the parade. This year, since we live a little bit further away, we drove partway and then walked with our chairs to enjoy the bands, floats, balloons, and other sites of the parade. It really has become an family annual event, and Jeff assures me we are going to join the throngs next year in spending the night along the parade route to get a front-row seat. We’ll see.
A few highlights:
The marching bands are probably my favorite part of a parade. This is American Fork High’s band – quite impressive in size and talent. Provo’s Timpview High and Provo High were also impressive.
Fun floats – from Utah County and the City of Lehi
A salute to the military