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Autumn Leaf Festival – I just love a good parade…

There’s just something so joyful about actually being IN a parade, at least for me.  This year, I’ve been in 3 so far and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it, even the “staging” part where we all have to wait for 2 hrs before “go time”.

Various members of Somewhere in Time, Unlimited joined me in the parades.  We dressed in historical costumes – one parade had a “nautical” theme up in Mukilteo, Washington and the other two parades we dressed in “1920’s” and blared some awesome music from a talented local group of musicians calledCombo de Luxe“.  Click HERE to listen to one of their tunes.

This past weekend, we skipped across the Cascade Mountains to the small town of Leavenworth, WA where we borrowed a truck from a fabulous real estate agent named Cameron West, son of Mike West of the Prudential Mike West notariety.  Leavenworth is this darling knock-off Bavarian town which is nestled in a kettle of mountains in eastern Washington State.  About 3-4 times a year, they hold major festivals that draw HUGE crowds of people from Seattle.  See a photo from the town’s own website here below:

The streets were PACKED with smiling faces as we rolled past the residents of and visitors to this quaint town.  The organizers of the parade did a tremendous job of keeping on schedule, having everything well organized so that the staging went smoothly and quickly.  They even thanked us for rolling over the mountains to participate in the event!

Also in the parade were a really fun bunch of pirates visiting from Seattle.  Unfortunately, I don’t have a name of the two men or their group, but “Aaaaar maties, there were some fiiiiiine lookin’ men in that thar bunch!”

Thank you everyone, for making us feel so welcome.  Thank you Leavenworth, for holding such a FUN yearly activity where people from far and wide can come to your streets, enjoy the wide variety of talents participating in the parade, the music at the bandstand, the delicious German foods, the oodles of gifts we can purchase in your stores and of course importantly, the “Gemutlichkeit”!  We’ll be back next year and hopefully with a larger group this time.

Fond smiles from the historical costumers of Somewhere in Time, Unlimited, Seattle.


Lady Victoria and husband Sir Harry of Essex (London), reside these days in picturesque Seattle, Washington USA. They interact with a number of vintage or antique groups, including the historical costuming group Somewhere in Time, Unlimited. Come, enjoy an afternoon with Lady V and Sir Harry!

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