Tuesday, July 6, 2010

New Braunfels --A Hill Country Fourth of July

 July 4th, 2010 being a Sunday and New Braunfels being a God-fearing town, the town Parade was held on Saturday the 3rd.  Denny and I drove over for the morning, ostensibly for the new-and-wonderful Farmer's Market (a post for another day), but early enough to get good spots for the parade.

Denny's good spot was inside the Crosswalk Coffeehouse; great coffee and free WiFi in an historic building across from the Courthouse.  He says he participated in enough parades during his West Point years, he doesn't need to see any more.

I love parades so I trotted outside to join youngsters, oldsters and mans-best-friends on the side of the road.

The town circle has a center island with a bandstand, fountain, big trees, and room for celebrants.

For 52 seconds of feeling like you were there, click below:

The parade started with the big guns, police and Texas Highway Patrol (look closely, that picture may the the ONLY time you ever see a Queen-Elizabeth-handwave from a THP officer).  Followed of course by the fire truck. 

Flags, babies and horses...Texas favorites.


Dressed for the occasion---------->

Carrying the flag...
Everyone does his or her part...

And for your grand finale, the marching broom corps, a Hill Country original.  These 25 seconds will make you smile.

Copyright 2009-2010 Kathleen Scott, for Hill Country Mysteries. Unauthorized reproduction is prohibited.


  1. You gotta love an small town, old fashioned 4th of July. Wimberley has a great parade, too.

    Looks like you had a good time.


  2. Kathleen, thanks for sharing the fun of the parade and giving us a glimpse of the celebration! It's always a good days when you can see patriotism on display, babies, and plenty of marching bands, right? Nice of you to share the experience.

    p.s. Denny's post about your sea beans (sea hearts) prompted my own sea bean post today. Hope is a powerful thing.

  3. Dude, the marching broom corps is awesome! I've never been to a parade before - it looks like a fun time!

  4. It looks like a great day for all, loved the band and the 'marching broom corps', that looked like fun Kathleen... Happy Belated 4th of July wishes.
    xoxo ♡

  5. Thanks for sharing your holiday photos. I dig Denny. I don't like parades too much either, but I do appreciate a good cup of java.

    Thanks to both of you for stopping by my blog. I was honored to see the comment from Denny. Please thank him for me.

    Love you both lots (& Harry too!),



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