Point Arena, CA
Point Arena, CA, although an incorporated city, is really a small town. Our home is about 5 miles outside the city limits but we enjoy being "in town".
|The main street of Point Arena is about 3 blocks long.
|This sign gives instructions at our recycling center.
|The "cove" at Point Arena hosts a small fishing fleet. In the winter, crab pots are parked with the boats.
|On July 4, there is always a parade. Here some local residents prepare their personal viewing places.
|The official reviewing stand is set up in the center of town.
|People start gathering in front of the library.
|The parade is rarely on time but it always starts with an honor guard.
|The honor guard will have flowers in their guns and will be advocating peace.
|Behind the honor guard will be the Grand Marshal.
|More Grand Marshal.
|The library always has costumed marchers.
|This year, the library group dressed as storybook characters.
|Everyone has fun at the parade.
|The parade sometimes has a float.
|This group of children may be one of the dance classes.
|Two of our local residents, Amanda Amazon and Ginger are retired performers.
|Amanda Amazon and Ginger
|Anyone with an old truck participates.
|This car might have been around when the city was founded.
|Some of the cars are sponsored by local businesses. It is inexpensive advertising.
|While the parade goes on, traffic on the state highway comes to a standstill.
|This person walked on stilts all the way down the hill.
|It isn't a parade without fire trucks.
|And belly dancers.
|This year, music was provided by a drum band
|The Golden Retriever Brigade always "marches".
|Even spectators get into the spirit of things.
|This young man might be part of a bicycle group.
|A dance school performs traditional dances.
|Everyone performs in front of the reviewing stand.
|The sidewalks are packed as spectators watch.
|The parade usually lasts about half an hour. Then it is back to our lives at home.
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