I was up early before the sun rose on Thanksgiving Day.
Not to start making rolls and side dishes to accompany our turkey dinner later in the day.
I was on my way to Detroit to watch the annual Thanksgiving Day parade in person, along with thousands of other people who joined me on a cold, gray morning to line Woodward Avenue.
Now known as America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, this year’s parade didn’t disappoint with its imaginative floats, fantastic multi-story balloons, clowns, and Big Heads.
What stood out for me in this year’s parade: there seemed to be more clowns and others walking in the parade.
Including the parade co-Grand Marshall, former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer, who stepped out of his convertible to greet and shake hands with people lining the parade route.
I was one of them!
What a treat to see him. I remember meeting, talking, and photographing Mayor Archer over 15 years ago when he came to one of our Habitat for Humanity Detroit home dedications in Tri-Centennial Village, in the Core City neighborhood of Detroit.
Check out a few more photos from this year’s parade.
If you celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday, I hope you had a wonderful day with your family and friends!