Another good one!
Four of us turned out for the annual Come and Take It Parade in
Gonzales this year. Fred H was at Danny's place early Saturday
morning followed by Madison H and his M37. Scott showed up a bit
later with his M38A1 and Danny had his trusty M151A2/M416 combo.
About 6:45am, we headed out from "Kaiserville" to make the
quick 60 mile trip South. We arrived at the designated parking lot
and unloaded. Scott kept an eye on the vehicles and gear while the
rest of the group made their way to get coffee and some kibbles for the
After morning chow, we meandered our way to the staging area where it
was 'hurry up and wait time' as usual. This parade is one of the
best as far as organization goes. It's a 'reverse order' start
meaning the first entries are at the back of the line for the start.
That way, everyone in the parade gets to see everyone else either coming
The parade started at 10:30am and wondered through town. When we stopped at the announcers
station, Danny received our SECOND PLACE for BEST VEHICLE GROUP!
What a treat. After receiving the award, we continued until the
parade was over.
Back at the staging area, we loaded up and all headed to McDonalds for
our obligatory lunch there.