Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

Fed & Barney, just arriving to meet & gree young & old...

That's us in the chairs to the right of the yellow, sign...Best...

The auctioneer, 'selling off the teams'...

I believe their name was the 'Old Timer's'...

And they are off!

Uh oh, looks like Bedrock Bombers are having a steering problem after...

Check out the intensity on those faces!!! Love it :)

Neck & neck here...The Trauma Team, on the yellow bed, is in...

Here's a shot of them earlier, when they were being 'sold'...

The gal in the red lost her footing and got drapped for...

Voting going on for the 'People's Choice' award..

The two young men who played the role of 'watermelon re-turner's' after...

This is my favorite shot of the day!!! Check out how high...

And the winner is....The team om the right! Note the arm raised...

A big thanks to the Gold Discovery Days Committee for doing a...

Larry, Carter & Kim having a good laugh over something!

Hope you can come on back again tomorrow for the parade &...


Well, the hospital bed races were a kick as usual! The turnout was heavy, so we were glad we arrived early and put our chairs in the exact spot we wanted. We set them up, then went down the alley a block to the VFW for their annual fund raiser Steak Night. We arrived about the same time as our buddies Mike & Pat McFall and their friend Mark so we all found seating together. The meals were all good, as was the company. Each includes a trip to the small salad bar and Mom, they make pea salad exactly like the ones you made me our family when I as a child! Brings back great memories!

Back at the race location we found our chairs exactly where we'd left them. Aren't small towns great??? I can't think of many places where you could set them up in the street like that and leave them for over an hour unattended. After auctioning off three Gold Discovery Days caps they 'sold' the racing teams at auction. The auctioneer did a great job, those guys are amazing. Larry can do that 'auctioneerize' talk pretty good too...Well, he does it cute anyway!!!

Fred & Barney were on hand to meet & greet young & old alike in addition to representing the Flintstone Campground and their Bedrock team. The children always love that! A few of the beds were new this year and there was only one 'blowout' that we saw. And not one 'watermelon drop' this year, everyone really hung on tight. I'm sure you've figured out that they race to the end of the course, grab a watermelon & put it on the chest of the 'rider', round the bend and race back to their starting point. After the heats are done, the two teams with the fastest times run the final race in order to find the WINNER. This year it was 'Good Looking'....Although we thought the team with the really cute name, 'Half Brain's', would have been a good choice!!! Only 2 seconds difference in their final race to the win...

And finally, I have to give a mention to the two young waiting in the wings to run the watermelons back to the pool after each heat in time for the next race. They were amazing! The one in the purple hat lost that hat every time as he ran soooo fast it blew off his head. He'd bend down & scoop it up on his way back to the finish line & wave like crazy to the crowd. I caught a pretty good shot of him a couple of feet off the ground in one pic. Too cute!

Next post covers Saturday mornings parade, then there will be one on the car show and finally a post on last nights street dance. We finally got to give our lessons a test out there in the 'real world'. Miss Pat joined for a couple of hours and we had a blast!!! So check back often and I'll try to keep things pretty much up to date. We're heading off to church here shortly and then plan to head for Keystone after lunch to ride the always fun Alpine Slide. See you again soon!



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