Monday, July 5, 2010

Small Town California



When most people think of California, they think of Hollywood and the beach. The truth, however, is that a good portion of the state is comprised of farmland, and this weekend we went to a farm town where we enjoyed a small town holiday parade. Old brick buildings and American flags lined the streets, and Portuguese Festa queens' crowns sparking in the sunlight. We found a spot in the shade where we listened to the marching bands and watched horses and hay filled floats march down the street. I felt like I was thrown back a few decades to a time when people actually mingled with each other outside because everyone put away their cell phones and enjoyed the warm event filled day. I had a great time and am so glad there still are small town traditions left in this state.













18 comments:

  1. Awww sounds fun! I love small towns and their celebrations. it just seems more down to earth:-)
    Hope you had fun!!!

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  2. I adore small town traditions....I think those are so lovely:) I am so happy you had a great time:) Happy Monday,sweetie and have a wonderful afternoon:)

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  3. Love these pictures Marcie, I didn't really think there were small towns in California, but I'm from Mississippi and we take small town to a whole other level here......

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  4. Love the pics Marcie! Sounds like fun :)

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  5. Oh I love these old school photos, gorgeous!


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  6. that sounds really lovely. :) and you got a really great shot of the fireworks in the sky. :)

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  7. True, I think of blonde Californian girls in bikinis... :-) The towns are charming, thank goodness they still exist. Sounds like you had a great weekend!

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  8. How fun! I need to find a little place around here that offers that small town feel. Such great photos! :)

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  9. Oh Marcie, you pictures are awesome! Love all of them, and really like the train track! I love to take train pics!
    Sounds like you had a fabulous time, so glad!
    Smoochies
    G

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  10. These are some really great pics, Marcie! I'm glad you had great weekend.
    Btw, thank you so much for watching the video. It truly means the world : )

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  12. These pictures are beautiful Marcie! It looks like you had a lovely old fashioned time. My kind of fun!

    Rachael

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  13. This sounds like so much fun! And these photos are simply gorgeous... Glad to hear you had a fab Fourth!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  14. I love discovering these small towns here in CA :) These pictures are just lovely. They remind me of a town near to me. I wonder if it is. It is very cute looking!

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  15. oh! it sounds so precious. I just spent six weeks driving through CA and got to see a lot. love all the little towns traditions and history ;)

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  16. I think a small town 4th celebration feels like the perfect way to celebrate :)

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  17. Nice to know...I need to explore more of our wonderful country! I adore your photography...and blog! It is wonderful.

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