Wow, over a week since you've heard from us.
We're still here :-)
The hatchery job is winding down, we leave 3 weeks from tomorrow.
My patience with working with the company in PA is paying off soon,
the closing for the sale of the company should be Monday.
We have our offer from FEMA, with a few details to be worked out.
Yesterday we got out for some fun!
The annual Tillamook County Fair runs August 7-10,
and Thursday is senior day..with only $6 admission each.
What a deal!
We got there shortly after 1 pm, and proceeded to walk around and see the sights (and smells).
There was the cow judging..
and of course flowers too!
Of course we had to have some good fair food. My favorite is the corn dog,
so we both got one of those.
While we ate that, we sat and watched some entertainment.
There was a comedy juggling act..
comedy, not so much :-)
After they were through Joe Stoddard sang some great oldies..
We had some cotton candy, which is in bags now, not on a stick!
George and I wandered around the midway area, but neither one of us is into carnival rides.
We decided to go into the arena area. There were horse races..
But the best part of the whole fair was this..
Men drive around a dirt track driving Model T Fords while holding a 20# piglet.
It's the funniest thing we ever watched!
They race 5 cars at a time..
The men start at the start of the gunshot,
and then race across the track to boxes where the pigs are held.
At this point they each grab a pig..
(we saw a few dropped and they had to chase them down!)
Then, pig in one arm, they crank their cars up to start them..
Then jump in the car and speed around the oval track.
They do this 3 times, each time they have to get a new pig.
First one back the third time is the winner!
They also have 5 more cars for the next round.
If you're ever in Oregon, in Tillamook, at fair time..
it is definitely a must see!