Today R2 participated in his second 4th of July parade, this time in the City of Rosemead, CA. I resurrected his flag-waving apparatus, and he was ready to go!
Some police cadets took a picture before the parade started.
Meanwhile, indoors, over 100 costumed characters and wranglers were preparing.
And they took an opportunity to get a group photo. Poor R2 was anchored to his parade platform on the trailer, so he missed the group picture.
Around 10:45am it was time to pull out. Off we go!
We were somewhat behind the many costumed characters, so I wasn't able to get any good pictures of them. Oh well.
Lots of people lined the roughly mile-long route. Lots of waving and "It's R2-D2!" from the crowd.
There's our cadets.
Every once in a while I'd make sure R2 was still doing fine, either via the rear view mirror or by sticking my head way out the window. (We were moving about 1-2 mph.)
Everyone had a great time, and I hope R2 and I get to participate in a parade again next year!