Sunday, March 11, 2007
T'is a Fine Day for the Irish!
Yes, I know St. Patrick's Day isn't actually until next weekend. But for us, the celebration starts the weekend before, when the West Orange St. Patrick's Day Parade is held.
DH and I went with our friend Angela and her daughter, along with Diva, to enjoy the parade, as is the tradition. Usually we're a larger group but this year some of our crowd were busy doing other things. DH forgot to bring his camera so I nicked this picture off the web, and it actually depicts a parade from a couple of years ago. Thankfully, no snow today - and lots of sun and warm-ish weather.
Diva behaved admirably. She lay down peacefully on a blanket and watched as the parade passed by. No crying, no barking (except occasionally at another dog going by). The bagpipes left her impervious and she even took a nap for a short time!
After a few Irish coffees in our kitchen, we are off now to the Shillelagh Club to enjoy our favorite Irish band, Paddy and the Pale Boys (http://www.thepaleboys.com).
More on St. Patrick's Day as the week unfolds!