We arrived in Parkes on Friday in scorching temperatures with the thermometer hitting 45 degrees Celsius.
We had a lovely Chinese banquet dinner out all together and wandered the park where there was free entertainment and many market type stalls.
This year marked the 25th anniversary of the annual Elvis Festival in Parkes and the theme this year was Viva Las Vegas.
On Saturday morning we took up our places in the street, picked a spot recommended by our daughter for a good view of the parade. We arrived an hour early to guarantee a good view for the grandchildren.
Then the parade got under way,
There were many beautiful old cars both US left hand drives and Australian old auto gems.
I took well over 400 hundred photographs as each group passed by.
After the parade was over we wandered to the local library to wander around the "Elvis " photograph display and also at that was this beautiful cake, decorated to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Parkes Elvis Festival.
A train loaded full of Elvis fans arrives from Sydney and combined with the masses of tourists the town comes to life. It is a fun week, and I totally lost count in how many Baby Boomer Elvis and Pricilla's I saw wandering the streets , some looked amazing !, and others.....need I say more.
We had a wonderful time at Parkes, and then brought our eldest grand daughter back to the farm for a few days. The weather has been atrocious , so hot and no rain, but we got through it, by setting up a small paddle pool to cool off in and keeping the house dark and cool and using our fans.
Take care everyone until we meet again,