I invited Wendy and Chelsea to the Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade. Wendy told me they were already planning to go with some other interns from the company where they are working this summer, but she invited me along. All of the interns live downtown in a nice little village of apartments paid for by the company. They are within walking distance of White River, the canal, and the center of downtown. I would love to live so close to everything.
We took advantage of the location and the bright, springlike day by walking to Monument Circle. The crowd was already starting to form, but we got there early enough to grab a seat on the wall surrounding the monument. We were high up and could see the half of the circle, the intersection of Market and Pennsylvania, and the entire route along Meridian Street.
The parade itself was interesting to see. Lots of marching bands. I was pleased they put Purdue's right at the front. We did not stay all the way until the end. With maybe 30 minutes left we walked along the parade route to a side road where we bought sandwiches. We concluded the parade had ended when I flood of people surged down the street in front of the restaurant.
I will let the pictures tell the whole story once Purdue's FTP server decides to let me log in.