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.