Saint Patricks Day Parade

Today was the 67th Annual, Downtown Buffalo, Saint Patricks Day Parade. It was a phenomenal time and we truly enjoyed being part of the festivities!! We were invited to the PRE-PARADE Gala in the Mayors office. They had the traditional St. Patty's Day feast-Corned Beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, rye bread, GREEN frosted donuts, coffee, cocktails and more. My best friend/sister, Amber works in the mayors office which just made it more exciting because it was like celebrating with family. From the Gala, we made our way to our Ford EDGE which is sponsored by DeLacy Ford. We lined ourselves up in the parade BUT stayed inside until we got moving b/c it was FREEZING out. The weather wasn’t exactly heavenly, but it could have been a lot worse. At least we had no snow, and the sun helped take some of the sting out of the wind chill.

That was Doug's first parade with me and he could not help but laugh. He had a great time laughing while driving the Edge. I was proposed to, I was called the DeLacy queen and people were shaking my hand. The craziest part was the young guy who got down on his hands and knees and started screaming, OMG, it's you, Mrs. New York - the one in the commercials, WOW, I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy. After that we were wondering how much green beer folks truly consumed. LOL.

Please enjoy our photos below. Doug, Amber and I hope that you all enjoyed your St. Patty's Day as much as we did.

Hi everyone! We are at the VERY beginning of the parade.
Here we go!
With my 2nd family, the NYS Police. They were marching in the parade
There they are! We followed right behind them

Here is the guy that was praising me! Amber took this picture from the back of the Edge.

PRE-St. Patty's Day Parade Gala in the Mayor's office:
My bestfriend/Little Sister, Amber. She works in the Mayor's office and that is where we are in this picture.
Douglas and I with Congressman Brian Higgins, 27th Congressional District
Douglas and I with the GRAND MARSHALL and his family
Amber, Douglas and I right outside of her office.

The Kennedy Family, TIMOTHY KENNEDY is our District 2, Erie County Legislature.