July 4th 2011 At Old Ranch For The 4th Of July

Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one

Let The Party Get Underway (Page Six)

To the staff of Old Ranch: Thank you so very much for making the birthday of our country so very special. Your smiles and tireless efforts to make this day so very special will be remembered by our family for many years to come. God Bless & God Bless America

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Did You Know? - Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States.

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Cathy & Ed Roberts meet Carri Fox

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
We have a table for 28 this year... Jan & Brian are looking for a spot

Hey... We Were Once Kids Also.... The Petting Zoo....

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Grandson Theo comes in at the right spot

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
All the little girls like the petting zoo

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Bob and Robin Duda arrive


Up we go... Nick runs to the top

Meanwhile On The Lake The Water Tricycles Are Taking Center Stage

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Donna & Bob Zaitz are first to take to the water

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Zooooooooom

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Greeted by the Old Ranch Duck Patrol

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
"Now how deep is this lake really????"

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
The water was wicked fun this afternoon

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Cathy & Ed Roberts play hide-and-go-seek

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
The water skier was having a load of fun!

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Moving fast

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
The tents were a perfect addition to this years celebrations

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Helping us into port

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Ed & Cathy... Almost like a cruise

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Matching outfits? They are into the celebration today!

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Discussing the finer points of trisecting at sea


July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
The girls take to the water... Carri and Nancy... They were so short that one had to peddle and pone had to steer!

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
The peanut gallery observes

Did You Know? - A peanut gallery is an audience that heckles the performer. The term originated in the days of vaudeville as a nickname for the cheapest (and ostensibly rowdiest) seats in the theater; the least expensive snack served at the theater would often be peanuts, which the patrons would sometimes throw at the performers on stage to show their disapproval. The phrases "no comments from the peanut gallery" or "quiet in the peanut gallery" are extensions of the name.

In the late 1940s the Howdy Doody show adopted the name to represent their audience of 40 children.

In recent times, the term has taken on new meanings with the advent of social networks and online chat rooms. "Peanut gallery" may also refer to a social network audience that passively observes a syndicated web feed or chat room.

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
It's a long story... Check this out

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Ah... We made it to shore

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
The wine glasses apparently ran dry

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Meanwhile back at the long long tab;e other guests have arrived

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
The magician bedazzles Jan & Brian

Did Someone Say Hayride???

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Old Ranch had to work all night getting the tractor ready for the hayride

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
The Super gets to drive the tractor

Did You Know? - A hayride, more commonly known as a hayrack ride, is a pleasure ride in an open truck, wagon or sleigh which has been decorated with hay or straw and similar farm life paraphernalia. In modern times it is usually organized commercially and takes place at night.

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Sue, Bon and Donna do a test before the rest of us get in...

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Sneaking a peek

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Wine and hay... a delightful combination

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Hay... wait for me.... Here comes Del and daughter

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Did we say wear patriotic shirts????

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Daughter and Mom Vicky

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Vince and Nancy Adamson... Those are Marguerita... Needed incase the tractor breaks down

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Nancy kept yelling "Go faster horsey, go faster!"

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
The hayride gave us a new vantage point

6:00 PM Sharp... The C-17 Comes To Visit

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
This might be too close

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Making a pass over the ranch

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club

Did You Know? - The Boeing (formerly McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft. Developed for the United States Air Force (USAF) from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas, the C-17 is used for rapid strategic airlift of troops and cargo to main operating bases or forward operating bases throughout the world; it can also perform tactical airlift, medical evacuation and airdrop missions. The C-17 carries the name of two previous, unrelated U.S. military cargo aircraft, the Douglas C-74 Globemaster and the Douglas C-124 Globemaster II.

In addition to the U.S. Air Force, the C-17 is operated by the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. The C-17 also serves with the Heavy Airlift Wing of NATO.

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club

Fishing Was Really Popular...

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Did someone say fishing.... Let's go

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Zooooom

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Mom gives fishing lessons

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
That catfish is still jumping

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Old Ranch Catfish are special.....

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Just watching all the kids make us tired

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Nope... It is the wine...

Grandson Discovers The Water Trikes

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Michele & Paul (Daughter & 'Dad') ... Franklyn calls for a trike?

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Theo is wrapper for winter in his vest

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
"It's OK Dad, I'll steer"

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Thump... These seats are a bit low....

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
A view from the lake

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Heading in