A Clucking Good Time!

Who would have thought that taking a nice leisurely ride this weekend for eagle  watching would land us in a Chicken Parade?  As serendipity would have it, we arrived 30 minutes prior to when the big clucks were about to convene down the main street of Edison, Washington.

This chicken was on a mission!

This chicken was on a mission!

Edison’s population is a whopping  135.  It was named after (you got it) the great inventor Thomas Edison.  The town had decided about four years ago to have their parade in conjunction with the winter hawk count.  This area is known for their bird habitat because of the second largest river in the area called the Skagit River.  It is a flat open delta which attracts birds of all kind.  In fact the count since started in 1989 has been close to 12,000!

The parade has begun!

The parade has begun!

We decided to stay  because I wondered how the heck could anyone make chickens walk in a parade.  We noticed the town’s two block street was filling up  quickly with folks lined up on both sides of the little road anxiously awaiting the guests of honors. People dressed up in chicken outfits began their reconnaissance mission of making sure the street was ready for all the excitement.  Even dogs were invited for the big day.

Our Dog Stanny was a little nervous to say the least.  He just didn't understand why their was such a fuss about something that he could "gobble" down with one chomp!

Our Dog Stanny was a little nervous to say the least. He just didn’t understand why their was such a fuss about something that he could “gobble” down with one chomp!

 

Blue the Chihuahua watched very intently as the excitement passed him.  He could hardly contain himself...Can you tell?

Blue the Chihuahua watched very intently as the excitement passed him. He could hardly contain himself…Can you tell?

At approximately 12 noon the parade began.  By 1210 pm it was all done!  It was the greatest 10 minutes of my afternoon too.  To be involved in the great annual chicken parade is hard to describe.  I guess my pictures will have to do the talking, but I was real glad we made it even if it was a complete surprise!

Happy Cluckers to all of my readers!

 

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12 thoughts on “A Clucking Good Time!

      1. Reed Svadesh Johnson

        Thank you inviting me to read this entry Alesia. It was very entertaining and just as the blog is a way of connecting with others, this little town has its way of celebrating itself with creativity and humor.
        I also read your entry about why you’re doing this which I think is right on with so many reasons why expressing ourselves openly and sincerely is so important and gratifying. Synchronistically I just spent the afternoon of your post attending a Progoff Intensive Journal Program workshop. The reason I mention this is that it a highly refined process
        developed by the late Ira Progoff, a contemporary and friend Carl Gustavo Jung, one of the most influential psychological thinkers of 20th century. I mention this because someone who reads this may feel moved to check out this process which is offered throughout the US, because it could be of great benefit to anyone as a way of enhancing their self discovery process, deepening their access to their unique life path, and enhancing their blogging experience. http://Www.IntensiveJournal.org
        Best wishes, Reed Johnson

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      2. alesiablogs Post author

        That sounds like a special event you attended! You are an amazing person and helper to anyone needing help with their healing process! I should know!

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  1. Linda Lamb Monticelli

    Thanks for taking us with you on your adventure to the Chicken Parade, I love stuff like this! I guess I’m still just a kid at heart because I’m always looking for some fun and silly adventures like this.

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    1. alesiablogs Post author

      This was quite the treat. I was glad you came for the ride! I enjoy the blogging for days like I had Saturday! It is a treat for me as well as the reader when I bring you along for the ride!

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