Saturday, July 6, 2013

The joys of a small town - Cloverdale, OR

Cedar Creek Hatchery
Hebo, OR

We hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July.
George and I traded our Thursday day off, so that we could celebrate today.
The local town of Cloverdale had 'Clover Days', and we wanted to be a part of it!

It started out with a pancake breakfast at the local high school.
We had pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, and OJ or coffee for $7.
Not a bad price, and the food was good!

We walked down to the main drag (Hwy 101!),
where there were vendors set up ready for the day.

We were afraid there may not be enough parking for our big truck,
so we had left it up at the high school.
When we got down to where the vendors were, we found there was a great spot..
to watch a parade :-)
George went back up and brought the truck down.
He parked it so that we could sit on the tailgate.

People started finding a spot to sit on the side of the road.

The parade began at about 11 am..

Led by Clover the cow!

Of course there were fire engines, cheerleaders, and flatbed trucks with hay as floats..
and even a few horses..
all in all the parade took about 30 minutes :-)

But the thing that cracked us up the most was the fact
that this parade was on the northbound side of Highway 101.
That meant that traffic had to sit and wait and take turns going on the southbound side..

There were a lot of confused looks from travelers,
when they realized they were in a parade!

It was a fun day..
tomorrow back to work,
and Mom & Dad are here!


  1. That looks like fun. Small towns are some of America's greatest treasures.

  2. We're with you...small towns are the best!!!

  3. Small town can't beat it :)

  4. Lol love the one way road while the parade was going on. I was wondering how the cars on each end knew when to go. Could they see the other side or were there people directing traffic? :)

  5. Loved your ringside seat! Now that's some smart thinking. :c)

  6. Looks like a perfect old time parade. I especially like Clover the cow joining in.

  7. I always enjoy a small town celebration! Looked like a good time.

  8. Love small town celebrations. We always had one in the little town down the road from us at the farm. Nearly everyone in the town was in the parade! What fun!!

  9. awh I wish I could have been there with you guys.

  10. I think small town celebrations are the best.

  11. Haha, that looks great. Driving an automobile, I, too, would have been confused to be an impromptu participant in a parade!

    We saw the Yachats OR parade, it had similar small-town charm.