Hello! How was your weekend? When I last left you we were heading up to the 4th of July - the Corbett Fun Festival! Dayle and the boys set up a shade canopy as it was a warm sunny day and we enjoyed watching the old cars, floats, kids and horses parade by. I could not show you ALL the vintage autos, but picked out some of my favorites. I loved this red/orange 1931 or 32 Ford pickup.
Leading the parade were several of our local volunteer Dept. Fire Trucks.
Who wouldn't love to have a 1960 RED Corvette convertible?
Neat old red car - a Pontiac Chieftain.
This is a 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback. Our son Travis has a similar car, his first car ever when he was 15, which he totally took apart and put back together with new steering, suspension, etc. His is true red and a GT.
See the "rumble" seat on this cute car?
This long and lean Cadillac is the style when I was a child!
My personal favorite is this old farm truck.. I'd love to have one of these and drive it in the parade with the grandkids on the back!
A 50s Buick Roadmaster.
Next were the horses and floats... these 2 women were on some big draft horses, followed by a beautiful wagon with more draft horses.
We see this wagon often - the owners live out here and sell wagon rides to people. I want to hire them to drive us up to Vista House and back! :-)
A break in the parade so I took a shot up the road to show you the crowds watching.
Caleb learned quick to wave and say hello to the people throwing candy! He was the only grandkid with us as Hayden was spending 3 days with Kristi's sister and Mike and Gabe are in Los Angeles with their other grandparents. Caleb was happy as he got ALL the candy thrown his way. LOL!
A modern day covered wagon for the 4-H kids. I was a 4-H leader for Dairy Goats with my 3 children - for 5 years we milked registered Nubian goats and had lots of baby goats and showed them at the County Fair. Oh the memories.
There were lots of horses and almost all were ridden by women and girls. There were Arabians, Quarter horses, draft horses and many other breeds.
More draft horses and a pretty carriage.
Caleb had to go out and hug a miniature horse. :-)
I was amazed when this gymnastic group of girls dropped into splits right in front of me and I said.. "smile".. and they did!!
How about a tiny tractor and wagon?
And a big older tractor!
Our local historical society has purchased land for a future museum!
A float, but I'm not sure what it was about.
Our local high school cheerleaders.
The Fire trucks signaled the end of the parade. What a fun time!
Our little encampment. Caleb, Kristi and Travis.
Kristi and Travis' VW Bus, behind that is our son Shawn and his wife Beth in their pickup bed, Dayle, Caleb, Kristi and Travis.
We made a hasty exit from the parade route, we're just 2 minutes from our house. We came back and had a BBQ. We forgot hamburger buns, but had sandwich rolls, so I formed the hamburger patties into "long burgers". I made a way too big potato salad and just the right amount of baked beans. Kristi made a delicious fruit ambrosia with pineapple, bananas, whipped cream, coconut, walnuts and maraschino cherries.
Kristi also made some iced tea and I'd picked up some star spangled paper straws at World Market the other day. :-)
I am really enjoying the patriotic decor.. we may leave it up for a few more days.
I thought I'd show you the smaller flag plates I made with the extra glass I had from my big platter project - I made 3 of these. This one resides on the window sill.
I had to take a photo of the living room - it's rarely this tidy. :-) I also used orange oil to dust the baby grand, mantel, secretary, china cabinet and coffee table which is a cut down antique oak dining table.
I play Scrabble on Facebook - and it keeps a running rating - and for just a day I was #1! I had to show you! LOL! Then I lost to my friend Shirley and plummeted to #3. Argh! Oh well! Feel free to start a game with me on Facebook/Scrabble if you'd like. :-)
I spent all day yesterday resting up from all the hullaballoo of the 4th of July. Dayle finished painting the baseboards in the "log" room upstairs. We have a log bed in there. The carpet installers arrive early tomorrow morning. Once that is done the upstairs 2 bedrooms will be all remodeled and comfortable for our son and his family.
How was your weekend? We have lovely sunny days stretching before us.. thank heavens for our AC units as it's 81 deg. F. out and 71 inside. Have a super week.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)