Today was our university's Homecoming. Such a picture perfect day with temps in the high 70's, the trees beginning to change and a win for our football team. We started the day by picking up our two daughters (both University of Montana graduates) and headed to the best parade ever. Had to stop first for Cafe' Mocha's and french pastries, and scouted the best place to place our chairs for optimum viewing. I have to say, you know what I hate? When I have been sitting in my spot for over an hour, and right before it starts, some tall guy will shove his way into the space right next to me and block the whole street. It seems to always happen, how rude! Well, today, I was having none of it, and tapped him on the back and told him he was in the way. He reluctantly sat down and I would hope the next time, he will be more polite to begin with. Well, we got our lovely fill of bands, and dogs, floats and politicians. The streets were lined with people and smiles were in abundance. The kids enjoyed the candy being put in their bags (here in our town, they cannot throw candy at the kids - great idea) and folks talked of the tail gating parties they were headed to, as the last fire engine roared by. Hubby and I headed to the game, crossing the beautiful campus with the sounds of the marching band rounding the stadium. Once in our seats we were to enjoy a lovely rendition of the Star Spangled Banner sung by our local Mission Mountain Wood Band, skydivers dropping into the stadium and our mascots arriving in a new police car. Our team would drive us a bit crazy with some turnovers, but ultimately would win the game 28 to 25. As the team sang the fight song to the crowd, thrusting their helmets to the sky, I had to admit, it was a perfect ending to a perfect day.