My kids and I marched in the Monte Vista Historical Association 4th of July parade and picnic again this year. It’s a family tradition—here’s an earlier post. Here is a photo gallery with some highlights from the 2014 parade and picnic.
For the parade, everyone gathered at the corner of Lynwood and Howard. Except for the grand marshall’s convertible, most of the vehicles were people-powered: bikes, trikes, and scooters. Pets, wagons, and strollers were festooned with red, white, and blue streamers, bandannas, balloons, and—of course—American flags.
The parade route zigzagged past historic homes on the way to the Landa Library.
Sophia and Lucas Rico won first place for having the best-decorated bikes in the parade.
Jacquelyn Fagan and her co-chef, Charlie, won third place in the pie contest with a Poteet strawberry and rhubarb pie.
Monte Vista is a special place, and continues to attract families who appreciate historic architecture and the cultural amenities of living so close to downtown San Antonio.