Ah, another Railroad Days weekend has come and gone and I’ve got the pictures to prove it! If there ever was a typical small-town parade, then this is the one. It comes complete with marching band, drill teams, tractors, and of course, the Seafair Pirates (a Seattle thing for all you non-locals, they are legendary, at least in the amount they drink).
I’ve uploaded a photo album devoted to the day to give to a taste of the parade and its entire splendor.
After the parade and the street festival (complete with carnival rides and petting zoo) we ventured down to get some local culture. It was a perfect day for visiting the Granite Falls Museum. Everything was turn of the century, displaying the impact of the lumber and mining industries in helping to establish Granite Falls as the “gateway to the Mountain Loop”. We even spotted our land and the original homestead that was founded there.
Of course, the day wouldn’t be complete without beer. So we ventured down to the SparTree tavern for some brewskies with the locals and met up with our neighbors; all were welcome. We couldn’t stay for long as we had our punchlist to still get through back at the land. So, after a couple of cold beers and a few choice photos, we headed back to the work at the land.