||Rain, rain, go away...
Somehow in Texas, these July 4 parades can either be sweltering
hot or very very wet. Most, if not all are rarely in the
middle somewhere. The annual July 4th Parade in Wimberly was
no exception to one of the 'swing' sides this year. A safe
bet would have been that most, if not all participants never
bothered to check weather radar before departing for this
delightful little town approximately 30 miles Southwest of Austin.
For most of us, the morning was beautiful, crisp and very few
However, as we all approached Wimberly, the clouds began to
form and just about everyone of his hit a 'wall of water'
somewhere along the way. But not to despair. We
all arrived with our vehicles, unloaded in the parking lot of the
local VFW. Those who made it the the VFW included our host,
Lewis S and his M38A1, Glen V and his CJ2A, Danny K and his
M151A2/M416, my dad and I with my M38A1, Jeff McD driving an MB,
Tim W driving his newly acquired GPW, Mercer B and his fine M37
and John S with the mighty M35A2.
While at the VFW, we were treated to coffee and donuts.
During the wait, the rain lifted and finally stopped as we motored
a beautiful 3 or 4 miles into town where we then staged at the
After much standing around, the parade finally began.
With 1 motorscooter, 6 quarter-tons, a 3/4 ton and a 2-1/2 ton the
group started the quaint, friendly 2 or so mile parade route.
The significant number of spectators for this small town was quite
After the parade, we headed back to the VFW to load the
vehicles and make the return trips in dry, humid and Texas hot
weather. Based on this years event, we can't wait for next
year to come around. Many thanks to Lewis and his VFW post
for their hospitality as well!