The Topeka St. Patrick's Day Parade

Ok, so St. Patrick's Day wasn't quite as much fun as last year, but a few co-workers and I did at least slip out for lunch to watch the parade in Topeka.
Of course, bagpippers lead the way.

This giant duck was publicity for some kind of charity, but I'm not sure what.

And they had bands on semi-trucks! In my day we marched two miles in polyester uniforms, sweating bullets even when it was freezing out....

But overall, it was a good excuse to be silly for an hour, and, hey, who doesn't need that?

(Want to see more pictures? Check them out here.)