Italian Heritage Day

Our weekend Sidewalk Safari fun continued in North Beach on Sunday for the Italian Heritage Parade. Oodles of bright red Ferraris lined Washington Square Park.

We arrived just in time to see the start of the parade.

Where else can you see Columbus...

...and Queen Isabella atop outrageous floats.

The Shriners took the clown car concept to a whole new level.

...leaving this guy without wheels.

These rotund swabbies seemed to be having a good time.

Many of the floats were throwing free stuff into the crowd. We were mostly treated to candy but there was an occasional high ticket item hurled from a float. Columbus Salame Company tossed Salame sandwiches. Yum!

More Columbus inspired floats followed.

...then more bread. Boudin Bakery handed out free sourdough. Alas, they were roll shaped and not crab-shaped like this guy that the Boudin representative was pulling on a leash.

I loved the San Francisco Accordian Club -- such spirit!

These period actors did a great job channeling their characters in terms of voice and dress. Too bad they didn't have the footwear to match. I believe I spotted a sneaker and a Skecher or two among them.
Los Trancos Woods had, in my opinion, the spunkiest, scrappiest float in the bunch. They were a rag tag group strumming a variety of instruments, dancing, and having a good time.

This guy with the American Flag colander plucking a washboard was my personal favorite.

Bravo!
The parade ended and we wandered down Columbus toward the water. We chanced upon XOX Truffles. The store looked rather unassuming from the outside but inside they had a display case full of delectable offerings. I had to try the chili tequila truffle -- spicy! I also tried the orange truffle and a champagne truffle. It's hard to eat just one. I highly recommend XOX if you're sweet tooth is flaring up. Seventy-five cents a truffle is pretty affordably priced too.

To top off the day, we were treated to the Blue Angels flying overhead on the way home. The show had been canceled the previous day due to fog so we were excited to see and hear the roar of the engines. All we were missing was some loud speakers playing the Scorpions "Rock You Like a Hurricane!"

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