Tractor Parade Portrait Gallery

 

The Pink Tractor Makes its Annual Appearance

 

My family and I went to the tractor parade in Charlotte yesterday.  It was the 10th annual event, held on the tenth day of the tenth month.  It delivered, as usual, even if it did start more than an hour after the start time.  But so it is.

I did not have a good spot to stand this time. We dithered a bit before things got started so, while the children were right up there next to the road, I stood behind some chairs that someone had set up and left empty the whole time.  I had a really tall guy uphill from me, in the direction the tractors were coming from. Plus, there were just simply people all around. So I changed my focus. Instead of taking pictures of the tractors, I took pictures of the people driving the tractors. Here is a gallery of some of those portraits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tractor Parade 2009

Last Sunday we took the trip over the hill to Charlotte for the annual tractor parade.  Next year it will be on October tenth, and will be the tenth one–10th on 10/10. The weather was pretty much perfect, candy was involved and the display of machines was impressive. Here are a few shots from the day:

The Crowd Gathered

The Crowd Gathered

The Pumpkin Lady Handed Out Candy

The Pumpkin Lady Handed Out Candy

No Tractor Parade is Complete Without a Sousaphone

No Tractor Parade is Complete Without a Sousaphone

The Band Got Things Started

The Band Got Things Started

This Guy Took the Lead

This Guy Took the Lead

Dressed for the Weather

Dressed for the Weather

Rainbow of Tractors

Rainbow of Tractors

Oddest Tractor Award

Oddest Tractor Award

Over From New York Again This Year

Over From New York Again This Year

Orange Tractor

Orange Tractor

Blue Tractor

Blue Tractor

Pink Tractor

Pink Tractor

Small Tractor, Large Man

Small Tractor, Large Man

Proper Headgear

Proper Headgear

There They Go

There They Go

See You Next Year

See You Next Year

Tractor Parade

Today was the annual tractor parade in Charlotte.  We went last year and it was a festive and fun event, despite a cold wind and steady drizzle.  This year the weather was perfect and we had even more fun.  My parents were visiting so we had quite the crew there.

We had fresh cupcakes and french fries but passed over the hamburgers and cider doughnuts.  We did check out the miniature horses, the sheep, the rabbits and the two-month old calves.  We didn’t stick around the play any games but we did see quite a few neighbors and friends.  It was a good time.

Whatever the weather, we won’t miss it on purpose next year.

Small Tractors

Big Tractors

Big Tractor

Red Tractors

Red Tractor

Blue Tractors

Blue Tractor

Old Tractors (Rode the ferry from New York no less)

Old Tractor (Rode the ferry from New York no less)

New (kid on a) Tractor

New (kid on a) Tractor