Sunday, July 3, 2011

We are the champions - my friends
And we'll keep on fighting - till the end -
We are the champions -
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cause we are the champions - of the world -

OK, so most of you know that I am not much of a sport fanatic but with 4 boys in my family it is bound to happen. And when there is something BIG happening with the Gamecocks then I can get pretty interested. So for those of you who don't know, the Carolina Gamecock baseball team just won the College World Series (CWS)...the second year in a row. So that is pretty big around here. So today the city of Columbia was having a parade in honor of the USC Baseball team. Since Joel had watched all the CWS games this season, I thought it would be fun to take the kids to the parade and let them see the baseball team and their trophy in person. So my friend Angie and I packed up the kids and drove to the USC horse shoe and let the kids play.

Joel decided to take the camera and take a bunch of pictures. So most of the pictures here on this post  are his. I think he did a pretty good job.
Around 11:20am we decided to start walking toward the state house. We got a pretty good spot except there are not many trees or shade on the street. So let me tell you, it was HOT! I think it was about 95 degrees. Since Joel, Riley and Jesse got a spot in the front I let Joel take the camera too. He had so much fun. The parade started right at noon but since I guess you can't have a parade with just 2 floats decided to invite all the beautity queen pagents from each county. It was SO long.
Carolina GameCock Flag flying over the state house.

 But after about an hour of waiting in this heat they finally showed up!

The kids had so much fun. I am glad we got to do this.

1 comment:

Brantley said...

Yes ma'am, it was HOT!!! We were there and we went last year also...and the parade was a little different this year. Last year the baseball team was first!