and alpacas is the annual St. Nicholas Parade in Millstadt. It is about 6 blocks long -- the weather is cold and crisp -- it's nearly perfect.
This year I was ambitious and loaded up 9 animals to walk in the parade. After all -- I had lined up plenty of help. Yeah, right.
Due to circumstances, most of the folks who said they would lend a hand, were unable to be there.
So here we are at the parade -- Amanda, Rebecca, Ben and I -- with NINE llamas and alpacas to walk. Yikes! What to do? No worries. There was a lovely Girl Scout Troop (Millstadt Troop 299) standing ready to lend a hand.
I asked for their assistance and they jumped right in. So all was well.
I'm including some more pix of the scouts w/critters. Thank you to the Girl Scouts.