Monday, March 11, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Parade

What better to do on a beautiful Sunday than go watch the Greenville Saint Patrick’s Day parade?

I guess they didn’t get the daylight savings time memo, as instead of starting at 1pm as planned, they finally paraded past closer to two. But we didn’t mind waiting, did we?

After the parade the gates to Fluor Field were open for the continuation of the festivities. Music, food, St. Patrick’s Day gear and face painting, the stadium was lively. One green glitter activity later we continued on.

Falls Park was full of people enjoying the beautiful weather. The fountains near the entrance reminded me of my hometown; in honor of St. Patrick’s Day the Chicago River has been dyed green for 43 years. If you’re in Chicago you can go watch this Saturday, the 16th at 10am.

Ice cream at Marble Slab Creamery and dinner at the Trappe Door; after 10 days of the flu and stomach issues we haven’t completely recovered but we’re close, thanks to a wonderful day spent downtown.


  1. I don't think they missed the daylight savings time memo as much as they missed the calender memo... they're a week early! But then again, cute kids splashing about in green rivers is fine any old day of the year :)

  2. There is something about men in kilts playing bagpipes that is quite compelling, isn't there ;-).

  3. That green water is THE COOLEST. Looks like lots of fun.

  4. Hi Liene! Could we use your photo with the fountain for our Upstate International webpage? I would love to use it for the Irish Parade on March 8th.
    Thanks for letting me know! Annelies of


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