December 1 we went to Bend’s Christmas Parade. If I hadn’t twisted my ankle in October I would have run the Jingle Bell 5K that morning, too, but sadly, no.
Oh well, we still had a great day in Bend. The parade was awesome. Bend is a good size town (80K pop) but the parade still had the small town feel, local heroes, marching bands, Girl and Boy Scouts, 4H, lots of horses and dogs, even a few goats. And Lamb Chop! THE Lamb Chop with Mallory Lewis. It was all live on TV, too. We stood behind the audio/visual tent so we could see their screens and what was coming up down the road.