Charlie has been out of work due to a work related injury he sustained several weeks ago. This has left him with nothing to do during the day and he's not one to sit around and watch tv all day. He's spent a lot of his recovery time hanging out at the firehouse, even though he's been unable to go on any calls.
Every year Ocean City Maryland has a week dedicated to celebrating fire fighters and this year Charlie was off on the day of the parade. He helped clean up one of the fire trucks that was taken to OC to be in the parade.
The kids and I drove down seperately because Charlie headed down early in the fire truck to get it ready for the parade. We found Charlie and the other guys riding in the parade, said our hello's and then made our way to find a good spot to watch the parade.
We found our spot, set down the cooler, set up our chairs and waited for the parade to begin. It seemed like forever went by waiting to get a glimpse of Marydel in the parade. We enjoyed seeing some neat antique trucks, saw a bagpipe band, Smokey The Bear and even a pink fire truck!
We finally saw Marydel coming up the road. The kids were excited and Charlie was in the passenger seat waving to us as they passed by. It's always neat to see Charlie in a parade. After the parade we met up with Charlie and they guys from the fire dept to wait for the award ceremony. Hoping all the hard work the guys put into cleaning up the truck would pay off with a trophy. When the time finally came, Marydel's name was called and they won 3rd place for best appearing Pumper Rescue!
A super fun day seeing all the different fire trucks, enjoying the view bay side waiting for the award ceremony and Marydel Fire Co coming home with a new trophy.