I started to work 5 minutes early today (7:40 instead of 7:45), so I stopped to snap a photo of today's Freedom Parade. I like to think of it as the "freedom parade," since so many people drive a single-occupant vehicle because of the freedom it affords.
I was hoping some of the drivers would wave cheerfully at me, but if it happened, I didn't notice. (To be fair, I s'pose if you'd just spent the last 30 or 45 minutes in stop-and-go on the Interstate, it might have taken a little of the edge off the sword.)
Here's a fairly accurate representation of what my morning commute looked like.Full disclosure - this was actually snapped Monday morning. Ann Morrison park, right at the footbridge. (And I have to apologize for the quality of the photo. There was a nice sunrise going on in the background; I set my little camera on a post and used the self-timer; it didn't come out as nice as it really looked. You'll also notice I don't have my nazi uniform on, but rather my high-visibilty gore-tex jacket.)