We made our 3rd annual trip to the Chinese New Year parade in Jacksonville, OR this last Feb. 13th. I have more history and links about the town here, our first visit to the parade 2 years ago. Some of the same stuff but fun none the less.
The streets were lined on either side with spectators, not packed mind you, but for some reason several fellows felt the need to jump out in the street to take pictures with their “big” fancy cameras and block other people from getting anything but their backsides.
Here are this years shots
Old wooden Indian ~ Famous Jacksonville Tavern
“Peter Britt” ~ Chinese Dragons from San Francisco
Dragons ~ Chinese orphan girl ~ schoolkids masks
I almost missed the long golden dragon thanks to the idiot standing in the middle of the street taking pictures. It was a beautiful morning, but we weren’t in the mood to fight the crowds after the parade so we went over the the museum and checked things out there.