These guys didn't actually appear to be in the parade, but just look at those faces.
Captain America made an appearance.
This photo is courtesy Joe.
The "love train" definitely stole the show.
That's a pretty serious costume.
There were a lot of beads. And a lot of Cardinals gear.
Sometimes I really want a sheepdog. Look at that buddy.
I could also go for a collie...
or a Bernese. Or two. They're basically the dog form of Dash (our cat).
Hello, little miss.
PSA: This is not appropriate parade behavior. The front of the crowded spectator area is to the left in this picture, where all of us who arrived a half-hour early are standing, on the sidewalk. Halfway through, a bunch of latecomers decided it was fine to completely obscure our view. Not OK, people.
But I don't want to end on a grouchy note, so here are two more happy shots.