Today, my parents, brother and i drove to Huntington Beach, California and sat down at a restaurant table that’s on the sidewalk of Main Street.
This morning, i was up bright and early and donned my crochet red white and blue bikini, red shorts, a white crop top, and converse. i sported quite a patriotic look if i do say so myself!
The crowd size was enormous. But overall, it was a lovely morning at the street parade. The entire parade lasted about two hours. The vibes are happy, celebratory, and friendly.
There were more than four bands, helicopters, fighter jets, and floats with cute patriotic decor which all paraded past the spectators. And since we are in Cali, the flag bearers marching in the parade held both the United States flag and the California Republic flag. A fleet of army trucks rolled by, and all of the marching military men and women looked sharp as ever in their uniforms.
The anger-laced political divide/climate our country is experiencing has affected me to the point that i didnt even believe i was really going to get into the parade spirit this year. I even told my mom the American flag has lost some of its meaning to me because of how many trump supporters don the thing on their vehicles which on the other side or above it there is either an outdated bush/etc stickers. My mom, whose father is a vietnam war veteran, turned to me and rejected my statement. She said she’s cheering for her father and other people who suffered through the war and tragedy as people in the us went about their daily lives. Every american citizen’s happiness, safety, and freedom is only possible because of our troops and police forces.
On that note, go spread happiness and fun around today- it’s america’s birthday after all and we’ve all got someone/something to cheer for! 🇺🇸
Thank you for taking a peek at today’s cup of tea! 🍵 I hope everyone is having a fabulous tuesday afternoon!
Abbie Leigh 🐰🖤