I had a video of the bicycle parade recessional, but apparently I forgot to save it. Oh well. I still got some good pictures. And that's saying something because as soon as the parade was over the spectators crowded the streets. Lots of people were walking dogs but others were participating in the activities at hand like street hockey, skateboarding, the cornhole toss, jump roping/double dutching, and bike polo. It was hard to turn around if you passed an interesting scene or individual because there were so many folks all around you! That's not such a bad problem to have though.
There was still time to stop and get away from the crowd inside Highland Martial Arts for a Tai Chi demonstration. They also welcomed hot and thirsty visitors with free refreshments as did many businesses on N. Highland that day. I got a Dr. Pepper with real sugar from Wellspring Treasures--that place is all class and their mission of helping survivors of sexual abuse and human trafficking is immensely important. I'll be donating tons of stuff to that place.
Bolstering local businesses and having fun were certainly the agenda of that day, but there was a little something extra in it for me-- a blogger tête-à-tête-à-tête! I hadn't seen Cameron in ages so it was good to catch up with him and he introduced me to Brian of A Thrift Life. It's reassuring that Atlanta's chic are being so ably served by these two dapper and dedicated photographer-bloggers!