The Columbus day parade really was not what I was expecting. Bare in mind that the last parade I went to was the gay pride parade in Brighton. This was a little different!
It was mainly police and law enforcement personnel mixed in with some marching bands, and oddly enough some kilts and bagpipes!
I had to do a bit of googling when I got home just to find out a little more about it. Columbus day isn't a holiday we have in the UK and I clearly knew nothing about it or the origins of the celebrations. I now feel a little better informed, thank god for the internet!
After the parade my friends and I headed to the west village for a slice of pizza and a little wander around. I seem to be developing a tiny bit of self control, they all headed for frozen yogurt, of which i had none and I managed to walk past this amazing looking bakery which cookies the size of my head and resist the temptation to buy one!
I'm not sure it will last!