This was one of the best times I have had in Montana in a long time. The spirt and pride are hard to even put into words. Families coming together to show their "Irish Pride" was something everyone should witness. Also, I just want to note...holy moly for red heads. If I were to count, it would be well into the thousands.
Not only did I get to meet some of the most wonderful people, I got to make some new best friends. They were my "candy grabbers" and they proved their skills were far above most, as each parade float passed by.
Not only did I get to experience the real meaning of a St. Patty's Day Parade, I got to indulge in some delicious blarney stone dessert and also the traditional corn beef and cabbage. By far the best corned beef I have ever had, prepared by the MOST incredible hosts.
From police cars, motorcycles, floats and of course horses, the Butte parade was one I will be going to again. If you missed out on the celebration, I feel bad for you. There is always next year.
The sun was shining, the bag pipes were...piping, and everyone was smiling. I couldn't have thought of a better way to spend my St. Patrick's Day.
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Montana Holiday Truck Village Sure Puts On One Heck Of A Show
Tis the season for holiday cheer, holiday lights, and holiday spirit. I headed to Belgrade this past Friday to check out the holiday spirit of the Truck Village and it was a heck of a show.
The event started at 530 and we got there right when it was opening, which was perfect for parking purposes and grabbing a bite to eat. You can check out some of the awesome trucks that were there. From semi-trucks to garbage trucks, and everything in between, the event was super cool.
Not only were there lots of bright, lit-up trucks there to see, but there was food, a few vendors, and animals to check out. A couple of super cute puppies almost came home with me, but I was told no, which is probably a good thing.
We walked through the lights, row by row, listening to the kids talking about how amazing it was and they were absolutely right. The work that these truck owners put into this event is amazing.
Some trucks were completely covered in lights from front to end, blow up Santa's and elves, and lit up American Flags. The Truck Village was a night for bragging and showing off the Holiday spirit, and these people did an amazing job.
It was incredibly nice to see all the families with there little ones enjoying the beautiful weather and a night that ended in celebration with fireworks. Next year will be just as great if not better, and I can not wait.