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Frontier Days

Sunday, September 25, 2011

This past week was Frontier Days celebration in Eva, a small town near my parents. Saturday was the tractor parade and booth sale downtown. Dad's antique tractor club had a big tent with lots of activities planned, so we picked up the grands after school and headed up for the fun. We got there Friday in time to ride the 4 wheelers a bit before dark.






Dad has several tractors, but chose his John Deere to drive this year.



While he was busy getting things ready for the parade, we hit some of the activities.

Antique Car show


Angus is an animatronic steer with a photo sensor, and moos at the most unexpected times.


There were a few rides.


The ROTC led the parade.


PawPaw was in the middle of the tractors (he is on the green John Deere).


If you wave, they throw you candy.


There were pedal tractor races.


Slowest tractor race.


Blind Man's Bluff (drive blindfolded and try to be closest to the barrel).


Ladies Frying Pan Toss.


We intentionally avoided the food vendors, drank water, and got a lot of walking in. It was a good day.

The boys got to visit with their great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, too. It was a good weekend.



Life is good.
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1BEARWIFE 9/26/2011 1:23PM

    What wonderful Patriotic home town, family first, photos!! Looks like your Grands take after YOU with all their enthusiasm and willingness to try out new things........like driving 4 wheelers!
Thanks so much for sharing these!!! emoticon

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KRISLEEB 9/26/2011 11:58AM

    That looks like a really great day!! Thanks for sharing.

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COLEENCOLE 9/26/2011 9:35AM

    And more fun with the grands.

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W5VEOTX 9/26/2011 9:30AM

    Neat! Thanks for the photos. Grew up on farm where county seat was only 1000 people. Brings back lots of memories, small is often best.

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BILL60 9/26/2011 7:22AM

    Sounds like fun!!

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