Let The Party Get Underway (Page Six)
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.
Cathy & Ed Roberts meet Carri Fox
We have a table for 28 this year... Jan & Brian are looking for a spot
Hey... We Were Once Kids Also.... The Petting Zoo....
Grandson Theo comes in at the right spot
All the little girls like the petting zoo
Bob and Robin Duda arrive
Up we go... Nick runs to the top
Meanwhile On The Lake The Water Tricycles Are Taking Center Stage
Donna & Bob Zaitz are first to take to the water
Greeted by the Old Ranch Duck Patrol
"Now how deep is this lake really????"
The water was wicked fun this afternoon
Cathy & Ed Roberts play hide-and-go-seek
The water skier was having a load of fun!
The tents were a perfect addition to this years celebrations
Helping us into port
Ed & Cathy... Almost like a cruise
Matching outfits? They are into the celebration today!
Discussing the finer points of trisecting at sea
The girls take to the water... Carri and Nancy... They were so short that one had to peddle and pone had to steer!
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.
It's a long story... Check this out
Ah... We made it to shore
The wine glasses apparently ran dry
Meanwhile back at the long long tab;e other guests have arrived
The magician bedazzles Jan & Brian
Did Someone Say Hayride???
Old Ranch had to work all night getting the tractor ready for the hayride
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.
Sue, Bon and Donna do a test before the rest of us get in...
Sneaking a peek
Wine and hay... a delightful combination
Hay... wait for me.... Here comes Del and daughter
Did we say wear patriotic shirts????
Daughter and Mom Vicky
Vince and Nancy Adamson... Those are Marguerita... Needed incase the tractor breaks down
Nancy kept yelling "Go faster horsey, go faster!"
The hayride gave us a new vantage point
6:00 PM Sharp... The C-17 Comes To Visit
This might be too close
Making a pass over the ranch
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.
Fishing Was Really Popular...
Did someone say fishing.... Let's go
Mom gives fishing lessons
That catfish is still jumping
Old Ranch Catfish are special.....
Just watching all the kids make us tired
Nope... It is the wine...
Grandson Discovers The Water Trikes
Michele & Paul (Daughter & 'Dad') ... Franklyn calls for a trike?
Theo is wrapper for winter in his vest
"It's OK Dad, I'll steer"
Thump... These seats are a bit low....
A view from the lake