Today Zoey, Zane, and I went into town to experience Ukiah’s pumpkin festival. It started with a parade of trucks from various local businesses hauling kids around who waved at those of us standing on the street. I have never felt as much a part of small town America as I did today.
The mom of one of Zoey’s school friends apologized saying it was better last year. To be honest, I’m not one to get excited about parades. When Stephen and I lived in Pasadena we walked over to see the Rose Parade one year and it was fun to see the floats, but I really could care less if I missed it every year, which I do because we only have Apple TV. There were various vendors for several blocks, and kids’ activities–a big slide, ferris wheel, inflatable jumpers, a car merry-go-round, face painting, and rock climbing wall. Zoey was too young for many of the kid activities, but she was able to ride the cars and crawl through the hay maze. She had fun with her friend, and I’m sure this will be a yearly event that we’ll attend even after we move to our ranch.