When I was a kid growing up in Iowa I had never heard of a Christmas Parade. I could not imagine wanting to go out in the cold winter air, stand around for hours to see a parade. Living in Southern California for many years introduced the concept to me and it made sense where winter is like a warm fall day. Now that we are in Tennessee it is a bit of a combination of weather. The winter temperatures in December can be down right cold or more like spring.
This past weekend the small community of Leipers Fork Tennessee held its Christmas parade and it is unlike any other I have ever been to. We have participated in many such parades with our miniature donkeys but never had more fun than at this one. There was certainly a strong Christmas spirit but also a strong sense of fun and celebration of the Tennessee way of life.
I have include some of my favorite cars from the parade even though there were beautiful animals, horse drawn buggies and more!
If you wonder what these same fellows are up to in the summer check out this hysterical video of their antics at the Franklin half marathon.