Yes, we are having a good time despite the few drops coming here and there.
The kids had plenty of opportunities to collect candy and I was collecting a handful of fliers that people shoved in my face. But still, a good time.
Then we looked out west, and the clouds that were up north were starting to curl southwards and build up really fast. On our side of the street we could see it coming, but the people on the other side of the street had no idea.
All at once, everyone on our side of the street realized the inevitable and we started packing up our chairs and belongings as fast as we could go. Still, everyone on the other side of the street remained clueless as to what was going on, just sitting there watching and waving.
Then all of a sudden the storm hit. Within 5 minutes it was a complete downpour with rain coming sideways in sheets! The temperature went from 65 degrees to 47 degrees.
Still, we tried to hang in there and have a good time.
We gave it 5 more minutes and it just got worse. The kids were trying to collect soggy candy and hold their umbrellas up, but they couldn't protect themselves from the sideways rain. Everyone on the floats and cars were trying to have a good spirit about it and still wave and throw candy.
Finally even the people on the floats gave in. Notice the royalty huddled underneath the car display on the float? There are about 6 people under there.
Jeremy and I put the kids in the car and ran back out to the parade just long enough to see our good friends come by with their big truck. Then that was the end of it for us. We ran back to the car just as it was starting to hail. My pants were drenched (I had an umbrella) and Jeremy's jacket was drenched (he did not).