|On the way out to the Grange.|
That's smoke from fires many, many miles away
But the Roll was for fun and fundraising and it delivered on both. There were a lot of food booths, from pizza to cornish hen, to burritos and yes, there were bbq'd oysters too! There was a beer tent with cider and and wine (hooray!), so no one went hungry or thirsty.
|Every customer has a story|
The central part of the day is given to the Muster, when the various departments (I think it was Whale Gulch, Honeydew and Petrolia but I can't promise that's entirely true on the Petrolia part) compete. When you look at these photos, keep in mind it was hot. Hang out in the shade pretty much only hot. And then, of course, you think about the firefighters out there fighting the out of control fires...
|Our friend Dave chatting with his Whale Gulch buds before the Muster|
|Almost ready to start|
|All suited up, let the competition begin!|
|This guy is the retiring fire chief. He was funny and touching and|
informative all at once.
|There was face painting|
|And mask painting|
|Making new friends|
And no, she would NOT wear it any other way.
There was music. Live music. Good live music. It was wonderful!
There were crafts being sold, everything from hand forged knives to clothing to...well, crafty things.
|There was dancing, all day and all night long|
|I was too hot and lazy to go all the way down to the river.|
Well, going down would have been fine. I
t's the coming back up part I shirked my pictoral duties to avoid.
Have a see the scenery Sunday! Do something searchingly.
p.s. One of the most awesome things to happen was when our friend Woody proposed to his girlfriend Taylor, as their gorgeous baby daughter Chloe looked on. It was a big surprise and beautiful to be there for that. Congratulations, Woody and Taylor and Chloe!!!