Another week has flown by in the blink of an eye! I apologize that I have not been able to come ’round and visit your awesome randomness for far too long, but I promise I will do my best to catch up to each and every one of you before next Tuesday. I will be making time to visit, come hell or high water!
Summer break has arrived! I’m in a mad scurry this week to finish the spring cleaning I started – ahem – a couple weeks ago, but never finished. That darn time flying by fast was another culprit in my best laid efforts! But there’s nothing that puts someone in overdrive like the anticipation of out-of-town guests, right? My sister and her hubby are coming for a visit from Kansas at the end of the week, so hyper-speed cleaning is in order!
They get to experience our tiny town’s big event – at least part of it, that is. They have seen our big deal – the ‘World’s Largest Egg’:
This weekend happens to be the annual event that celebrates our town being one of the top producers of eggs in the world in its earlier years. Since about 1931, there’s a yearly festival that pays homage to that heritage each June: Egg Days!
For two days, our tiny town comes alive in celebration. A parade functions as the centerpiece of the celebration that also includes tours of the Historical Museum, classic car and tuner shows, and the time-honored tradition of feeding attendees with egg salad sandwiches.
The Egg Day Queen coronation takes place on the first evening of the festival, with the Queen serving as the living logo of the celebration for the next calendar year. In the parade, the Egg Court rides around in an egg-shaped carriage:
We’re lucky in that we can see the whole parade from the comfort of our deck. We’re a little bummed that this year they won’t be doing their huge fireworks event at the end of the evening on Saturday – the permit process was changed, and the people that do that apparently submitted their permit 7 days late. Unfortunately the new Mayor didn’t waive the deadline, even though he had the power to. Needless to say, there are a lot of townspeople that are not very happy with that new mayor right now.
The other thing missing this year is an actual carnival – they didn’t have one last year (last year was our first experience of this annual celebration, being newly minted residents) because of a major bridge repair that has been going on for the last couple of years. The equipment is taking up the space normally used for the carnival. But there’s hope for next year’s celebration, because the bridge is slated to be finished by the fall.
It’s still going to be tons of fun, and we’re looking forward to having my sister, her husband, one of my nephews and my mom here to celebrate with us. We’re going to have some great fun!
Speaking of great fun…now it’s time for some funnies!
I thought this was a pretty cool idea:
And check this guy’s ride out:
He’s apparently from South Carolina, and travels all over the country. Very clever!
Something to ponder:
And this cracked me up:
This is so true:
This one’s funny, too:
And finally, I’m going to leave this right here for you:
That’s a wrap for this week – you know the drill, link up and join in the fun, everyone is welcome, random or not. And that means even if you don’t have a specific Random Tuesday Thoughts Rebel post posted, you can still link up, I’m not picky. You don’t even have to add the badge, just link up so I can come harass you on your blog. I promise to play nice.
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Keeping the random alive (barely) – feel free to snag a badge and play along – one for my wino friends:
And one for my non-wino friends: