I was tinkering with a new camera to learn the limitations before taking it on a real adventure that warrants photos.

The weather was great with low to mid 80s temps and plenty of sunshine. This sure beats the June Pride with temps and humidity racing 100 degrees and 100 percent. Thunder showers tended to wipe one of the three days from the June celebration.

Some really colorful characters lent their personalities to the festivities. I hope there is something to be enjoyed in the photos: