Summer Fest 2009

As if I didn’t have an action packed, fly by the seat of my pants, out late, Friday night…..

we were up early on Saturday to enjoy Summer Fest 2009, in historic downtown York, SC.

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There were games, food and all manner of handmade crafts for sale. All in all, there were about ten city blocks taped off for the festivities.

But the main reason we were there was for the car show.

Friends of ours had entered their car and invited us to come check out the show.

Here’s their car, it won best in class.

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Congratulations, Garfield and Margaret!

Rather than post a bunch of pictures I made collages of my favorites to share with you.

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I love these colors!

As you can see there were all types of vehicles entered in this show.

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Old…….

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and new.

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And a hearse or two.

Here are a couple that I thought you’d like to see.

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Read what is written on the identification sheet that’s attatched to the radiator.

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Since he’s comparing that auto to his woman……I’d rather not see what she looks like. tee hee

And be sure to read the body shop ad on the side of this one.

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In case you can’t see it well, it states,

“J&J Body Shop – Worst Shop In Town”.

Well maybe so, but for as old as that vehicle is, and it’s still intact,

I don’t think they’re as bad as they think.

It was a fun show to attend. Lots of vehicular variety.

I’m kinda partial to the muscle cars myself.

And those who know me, know that the Ford Mustang is my favorite.

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Thistle’s and Things

Here are a few pictures I took, while in Charleston, South Carolina, that just didn’t fit anywhere.

I decided to make a collage of pictures. And share them with you.

These mushrooms grow wild in the dogwalking field. I stuck my foot in there so you could see the size of the mushroom.

This owl is lit up everynight at the campground entrance. It’s about 50′ tall.

Look! It’s winking at you.

Fountain in a pond at James Island County Park Campgroud.

From where I mailed postcards to friends and family.

A tin man hanging from an awning.

A thistle, ready to set its seeds where ever the wind blows them.

Puppy tracks in the sand.

A crepe myrtle in full bloom.

Not exactly sure what this is supposed to be. Maybe you do?

Compare the size of this propeller to the street sign beside it.

I hope you enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed taking them.

 If you would like to read my other posts about our trip to Charleston, SC…click here.

Ferry Ride to Fort Sumter

While in Charleston, SC, we took the ferry ride to Fort Sumter National Monument.

To board, we went into downtown Charleston. To the Charleston Harbor Area.

Below, is where the Ashley and Cooper Rivers merge, forming the Charleston Harbor, and enter the Atlantic Ocean.

Notice the ship, waiting to enter the Charleston Harbor.

The ferry is double decker. The top is an open air ride and the bottom is air conditioned. It has restrooms and a snackbar, just in case you feel a hunger pang before you get back. The tour lasts about 2 and a half hours. The trips by ferry to and from last about 45 minutes each, with an hour to explore Fort Sumter.

During the ride, there is a recorded narration about Fort Sumter and the things you see during the ferry ride to and from the fort.

A park guide will tell you interesting facts about Fort Sumter and answer any questions you may have.

There is a gift shop and a museum to browse through at the fort.

Below are pictures I took while exploring the fort. I hope you enjoy them.

These pictures above and below are the living quarters of the men stationed at the fort. From ground level and from above.

When originally built, it was three stories high. The damage from the Civil War has reduced it to what’s left of ground level.

Below, is the view from a look-out tower.

I wonder when this pier (or what’s left of it) was originally built?

A view of Charleston, from the fort.

From this view, I imagined the soldiers, scared and hiding from the, seemingly, never ending cannon ball explosions.

I hope you enjoyed the trip to Fort Sumter National Monument.

RELATED LINKS:

South Carolina Aquarium

Folly Beach in July

Barefoot and Stranded in Charleston, SC

Charleston Critters

A Walk Downtown, Charleston, SC

What Makes Me Smile, part XI

Charleston 2008, Days Two and Three

Charleston 2008, Day One, cont.

Charleston 2008, Day One