Monday, July 27, 2009

Bath tub races

This is an annual event.....held at Pioneer Park. Whoa, that sentence sounds exactly like something that a second or third grader would write to start out their required essay.......oh well it could also cover two of the four "W's" where and what (who and why are hanging out there somewhere.)
The boys and I took off mid-afternoon and arrived to hear someone singing the Alaska state song.......it's really pretty.

Eight stars of gold on a field of blue - Alaska's flag. May it mean to you The blue of the sea, the evening sky, The mountain lakes, and the flow'rs nearby; The gold of the early sourdough's dreams, The precious gold of the hills and streams; The brilliant stars in the northern sky, The "Bear" - the "Dipper" - and, shining high, The great North Star with its steady light, Over land and sea a beacon bright. Alaska's flag - to Alaskans dear, The simple flag of a last frontier.

It was also governor's day too.......of course in the current events section of life, we know that Palin is planning some changes in her life, so the Lt. Governor came.........we didn't stand in line to shake hands.........I do believe that there is a limit to a 4 years old attention span. We wandered the park, the boys played in the play area under my watchful eyes - I know I am protective, but good grief the minute you aren't, then something will happen and I just couldn't live with that and Nana sprang for some ice cream.

Off to find a spot to watch the race...........now remember I am no professional photographer......using a simple digital camera.....fighting crowds and watching boys..........so what I got, I got...........first the parade.
This team tied for first coming in at 30 seconds.

This team called themselves "the bag ladies"........see the gal in the pink towel...........she was loud.....no I mean LOUD. The kind of loud that would embarrass your kids kind of loud.......tee hee.
Not much to add about this team....except I like their antler head bands.
Again, nothing to share here either.....except the young lady in the "tub" had this horrible green oooooey goooooey stuff in her hair.......sure hope it came out easily........yucko!!!!!!!!! Glance over to right.........think I have a better snapshot later on, but something really different about this team.
Simple and plain and they just seemed to be having fun together.........now see the guys on the right.....keep an eye on them.
Oh look, here they are.........egads, a mind is such an awful thing to lose!!!! They were called "Noah's Ark" and also came in at 30 seconds.....so they were in the run-off race.
This is the only snapshot I got of the actual race........well no I got others, but this is the only one that is, hmmmmmm well here you look.
OOOOO, this isn't a good one, but this is the team that I told you had something 'unique'..........the young lady is sitting on ice!!!! You have to have x amount of water in your tub, but no rule about it being frozen.......her poor bitty bottom........
The road- what can I say...........the road.
There was a trophy for the crowd's most favorite. Noah's Ark won..........now the bag ladies put up a pretty good and loud fight. The two teams had their run off and Noah's Ark won.
It was a good time.......and the boys really got into the spirit.....especially Daniel.....he cheered and yelled and hooted for each and every team........it was good......a place to scream and yell without anyone telling you to 'quiet down'.
Hey Julie, hope you enjoyed this.........
We smiled lots and lots yesterday and today we giggled quite a bit already. The boys are watching some cartoon called Phineas and Ferb.........oh my some really good one liners.........

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