Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Gotta love a parade!


Petaluma in one of those great small towns with just plain good genes! The location here in the Sonoma County Wine country, along the Petaluma River, is just 30 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge.  

For decades local residents have worked to preserve the local Victorian-style architecture and maintain its mid-19th century charm.  


Throughout the year the town celebrates its heritage through fairs and festivals. 

The recent Veterans Day Parade and Vintage Airplanes Fly-In brought everyone out on a beautiful fall day to honor our Nation's Veterans.  Here at the Municipal Airport.... 



I know nothing about war planes but soon got caught up in the excitement and now know that..

This is the P-51 Mustang Fighter...



...And the Martin B-26 Marauder Bomber..Notice the ladies in period attire and the Corvette!

The pride of this lovely town that has now become our second home is contagious... 



We hurried into town as traffic backed up and secured parking, schlepping our chairs to Petaluma Blvd. to get a choice parade-viewing spot.




There were Biker Vets and




Vets with Vettes...




Rosie the Riveter...




..and Gaucho Marching Bands!




And even a precious Daisy Scout that happens to be our 6 yr. old granddaughter, Christina!

3 comments:

Gaelyn said...

I like this town. And even when living mobile it is nice to find a place that feels like home.

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