The talk around the water cooler 60 years ago might have been about Sputnik, Elvis Presley's latest hip thrust or the fact that Rosa Parks wouldn't give up her seat. Today it's likely about the newest iPhone, how Shakira's hips have yet to tell a lie and that Seattle is just now getting on board with light-rail. My how the times have changed!
However one thing has remained the same for the last 60 years and that is the Northwest's commitment to community and good times.
Yesterday, Steven, Danielle and I all headed up to Greenwood for the 60th annual Greenwood-Phinney Seafair Parade. And while styles and trends have come and gone since the parade's inception, the light-hearted nature of the event has held strong. While we were waving to thousands of people lining the streets and handing out goodies to the bright-eyed children, we couldn't help but marvel at the sheer magnitude of the event.
Only here can you find fire-breathing dragons alongside pirates and muscle cars. It's truly an event you must see to believe, so here are some of our favorite images from the parade:
This fire-breathing dragon was a fan favorite as it rolled its way down Greenwood Avenue.
These P-Patch People get two "green thumbs" way up! Way to go NW Profile #52.
It wouldn't be a parade without some classic American Muscle - looking good Shelby!
The Greenwood-Phinney Seafair Parade is only the beginning of Seafair events. On Seafair weekend, August 6-8, we'll be down near the pits for the high-flying Hydro action (hopefully not too high-flying).