Thursday, August 19, 2010

The County Fair ends with a parade and CRAZY drivers….

The perfect ending to a perfect week?  Well, a parade and DEMOLITION derby, of course!  Granny Camp is always centered around the fair.  This was Tuck and Sawyer’s first Granny Camp experience but they can be assured that they will get to enjoy all this small town goodness every year.  Saturday morning was the downtown parade… IMG_9717 IMG_9720 Here comes the candy…IMG_9724 IMG_9745  IMG_9755 IMG_9768 Only in a small town parade is the a semi-truck with a warning sign attached…

IMG_9784 …followed by a dozen 4-wheelers spinning their tires in tubs of water to create a cool shower for the crowd --- PERFECT!…

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That little man has some fast, yet short, legs…IMG_9810 IMG_9811 IMG_9812 IMG_9813 IMG_9814 IMG_9815 

… and this is where Darrin had to start to ‘intervene’… IMG_9825 IMG_9826 IMG_9833 IMG_9834 IMG_9835

That tootsie roll-lovin’-sucker-catchin’-parade-cheerin’ boy was no longer a happy camper…IMG_9836 … until the float with the popsicles came by… WHAT A GREAT IDEA AT A HOT SUMMER PARADE!!!!IMG_9839

Later that evening, it was time for the Demolition Derby.  I’m here to admit that I’ve NEVER seen anything like this in my life!  The only thing I’ve seen closely resemble this was an episode of ‘Happy Days’.  WOW!  That’s really all I can say.  Men putting tons of time, money, and energy into a junky car just to crash it time after time… after time… AFTER TIME into each other… I L.O.V.E.D. IT!  I know… really?  Really!  Now… I’m not saying I ever want to see any of my own children participate in this particular sport, I’m just sayin’ that this would be something I can see myself attending again next year:-)…

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Poor ‘Cody’ had to be air lifted by front loader in order to make it out of the arena…IMG_9991  IMG_9983 IMG_0025  IMG_0051 IMG_0054





Adam works for Grandpa Bucholtz at the hardware store and has been doing this every year since he was able to drive.  His car went to demo derby heaven but he re-assured us that he had 13 more cars waiting in his pasture for their turn in the arena.  Some guys keep cows in their pastures… Adam keeps run down hunks of metal in his…:-)… Great Job Adam!  IMG_0068 IMG_0069

Granny Camp 2010 ended for the Ross kids but how can anyone be sad when this is what we got to enjoy on the ride home…IMG_0100 IMG_0078 IMG_0089 IMG_0092

1 comment:

The Wrights said...

Good times, Dina. Good times!

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