Sunday, November 25, 2018

Jacksonville Boat Parade

What a fun time we had last night at the Jacksonville Boat Parade!!!

Now and Zen compiled a group of "hippies" to provide "enthusiasm" during the boat parade.

We got underway just before sunset so that we would be on the waterfront in downtown Jacksonville as it got dark.    Leslie and Ralph had, of course, attended a Captain's meeting earlier so that they would know the route an rules.

Robert provided a little "hippie music".

And right at dark the boat parade started it's rounds.  There were about 50 boats of various sizes and descriptions. 

These are someone else's great photos that I pulled from the web - their camera is much better than mine!!

We're getting the crowd on shore to sing along with "All You Need Is Love" by the Beatles.  

There were some fantastic boat decorations!

 Some of the "hippies"

We circled the downtown waterfront 2 times - it took about 2 hours.

The waterfront area where the judges were stationed.  Great crowds lining the waterway.  Looked like a lot of family fun.  We found out this morning that Now and Zen won the Grand Prize overall!!!  

 And we got the absolute best seat in the house for the fireworks!

Between two bridges - they did this fabulous "waterfall" from both of the bridges.  It was truly unique!

Great fireworks - and before you knew it we were back at the dock, tired but happy!


  1. Looks like fun! Today is my birthday!!! How was your Thanksgiving?

  2. ...definitely the best seats in the house...