Monday, March 18, 2013

weekend update: st. paddy's shenanigans

This weekend was St. Patrick's Day!  Dallas does it pretty big for ol' Paddy, and we have a giant parade that goes down a major street called "Greenville" (how appropriate!).  Austin, a bunch of our friends, and I had a great time on Saturday morning/afternoon thanks to all of the festivities! 


We started pretty early (6:45) on Saturday morning.  Austin woke me up, we donned all of our green gear, and we headed to our spot in the parking lot of Office Depot.  Our parade "tailgate" had a pretty cool set-up.  Austin and some of his guy pals had parked their cars there the day before, so we had a prime location facing the street where the parade would go by.  Our spot had a big tent, a table for games, tons of snacks, and (of course) green beer!  Cheers! 


Everyone goes all out in as much green and Irish stuff that they can find, so it is a GREAT place to people watch.  I was proud of what our friends came up with.  Our friend/neighbor Paul was even IN the parade because his company had a float!  He gave us swag from his float when they passed by us during the parade.


The highlight of this whole extravaganza is obviously the parade, and I had a blast watching all of the crazy floats/people go by...


We caught beads, koozies, coupons, shirts, hats, frisbees, and flyers as everyone went by us.  Like I said, everyone goes all out!


By the time the parade was over I was hungry and exhausted, so we went to Freebirds and then came home to shower and rest up.  We were supposed to go over to our friend Zac's to hang out and grill afterwards, but I guess we are just too old haha.  I spent Sunday getting geared up to go back to school (dishes, laundry, grocery shopping, errands)...wahhhh.  I miss Spring Break already! 

Happy Monday everybody!  The countdown to summer starts now!!

I'm linking up with Sami today for weekend shenanigans! 

5 comments:

  1. This looks like so much fun!! I love your bow headband!

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    1. It is a blast...the people that go to this thing are insane!

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  2. I want to go to this one year... I always hear so much about it! Looks like a fun weekend!

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    1. You totally should...it was the perfect way to end Spring Break!

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  3. Looks like a blast - glad you had so much fun!

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