This was our first experience with a St. Patty’s day parade. I usually don't even remember to wear green. We have been hearing about what a big deal it is since we moved here, I had no idea!!! The parade started at 1pm, but people start getting there when the sun comes up to mark their spot like tailgating. By the time we got there around 12 we had to walk a few miles, and you would not believe the ordeal to cross the street. Melody, a friend from work, had invited us all to hang out at her spot. It was fun! It brought out the kid in me, I loved catching beads!