This afternoon we strolled down the street to watch the UF homecoming parade. Apparently it's one of the nation’s largest homecoming parades, with more than 100,000 spectators packing the streets. The kids even got school off for the parade day! Everything was blue and orange.
Lots of the cars had these gator heads attached to the front or back of them. The little blue car above had a horn that played the UF fight song.
Our favorite part was when the marching band came along. They seemed to go on forever.
Here's a little soundless video of the marching band.
I wish I could have shown how far they were spread up and down the street.
The guy in the photo above was sitting near Ethan and Josh, and he played that banjo and sang songs about gators the entire time...in the style of the Soggy Bottom Boys.
He even let the boys play the tambourine and wash-board.
As you can see, there's nothing like the swamp :)