Who doesn't love a good parade. Billed as the longest running 4th of July Parade in the country and a hour away from Saratoga, we decided to check it out. What fun! It was a wonderful mix of colonial bands, tractors, community organizations, children, high school bands, cultural diversity and good ALL AMERICAN fun! We loved being out of New York and in Red Sox country as well. I think this is the only time on the fourth I saw more Red Sox shirts than Old Navy Flag shirts! All three kids had a wonderful time as did Mom, Dad and Grandpa. Our favorites would be the silly little cars all the Shriner's drove around, the three big balloons, also a drive-by of two fighter planes, and of course Uncle Sam! Happy Fourth of July to all Americans near and far, especially those who serve in our armed forces.