Some afternoon sun helped out. the annual Beggin Strips Dog Parade brings thousands of dogs and their owners to soulard for a spectacle.
This year the street department had to take that into consideration when treating the streets.
They did not want to put down any rock salt because it could get stuck in the dogs paws and cause some real pain. They used the liquid salt to keep the streets safe.
There was a big crowd for the bacon brothers. We were there as kevin and michael bacon performed in soulard.
It was cold to stand on the pavement for an hour - but nobody seemed to mind.