Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fourth of July Parade

On Saturday the Willamette Valley Pedal Pushers participated in the Monmouth-Independence "Western Days" Fourth of July Parade. Thanks to Sharon Oberst of WOU, who taught us some basic drills and routines! And to Robert and Debbie for organizing the group!

Some of the ladies of the Cherry City Roller Derby also joined us! Next time, we'll have to remember to have candy for the kids! The float in front of us, Les Schwab Tires, kept throwing candy, and we just couldn't compete with that...

The parade reminded me that last year, amidst the high gas prices, there was a great "fuel-free Fridays" promotion. Gas prices came down, but they are creeping up again, and of course even though there will be significant volatility and price swings, the permanent movement will be towards more costly petroleum. Promoting energy independence might be the most patriotic thing you can do.

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