Sunday, January 25, 2015

Cirque Italia and a touch of Canada!

Yesterday Judy arranged for 4 tickets up at the Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, for us to attend the Cirque Italia along with Tom and Cheryl... turned out to be a great day!

Above is a pic of the Joker Marchant Stadium, Winter Home of the Detroit Tigers!

Cirque Italia set up shop out in the parking lot... They put on a great show for everyone. It lasted about 1 1/2 hours, and was fun to watch.

These two guys above were strongmen, and you will see a vidio below of part of their performance. They were unreal! Wish I could do some of this stuff...

There were waterfall all over the place during the show, and this Mermaid above posed for pictures for the small, small price of $10.00...lol... (Judy said "NO, you cannot go...")

This was one show where they actually asked you to take pictures and videos during the performance, and then make sure you load them to your Facebook Page...

There go those strongmen again... did some crazy stuff. If you have a bit of time, you can check out the videos I will post below...

A good time was had by all, and no one ran away with the Circus!

Today was Canada Day at Rainbow Resort. They put on a nice Dinner of Chicken and Salads, etc., and some entertainment to keep us occupied.

 

They had the Rec Hall all dudded up for Canada Day... About 150 people celebrated today!

Judy and Cheryl are waiting for our table to be called for dinner...

Canada Day Selfie!

 

THIS JUST IN!!!! NEWS ALERT!!!

Emmie wins Silver! In only her third down hill race, Emmie came in 2nd today, to win Silver, up on the slippery slopes up in Tennessee!

That is her on the left of the podium...

Here she is, making sure that medal is pure silver! Way to go Emmie, we are proud of you!

Till tomorrow...

 

Friday, January 23, 2015

How to pour cement!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=aOOuKMnNHIQ

 

Shawn and Jenn are installing a new pool, and they recently poured the cement for the deck. 7 cement trucks with 1/2 a load each had to back up the 1/4 mile plus driveway, with 2 switchbacks, to make the continuos pour of cement . There is 10 hours work converted to just over 1 minute of video, using a Go Pro Camera.

The pool itself looks small, but it is just about 20 X 40 in size! The round hole in the deck you see, is for a fire pit.

 

Till tomorrow...

 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Manatee County Fair...

On Wednesday, Judy and I took a run over to the City of Bradenton on the Gulf Coast, to meet up with her Brother, Howard and Wife, Terri. Was probably one of the warmest days this winter, as the temps were way up there in the upper 80's. No snow to shovel around here!

Howard had phoned and asked us if we were interested in visiting the Manatee County Fair, so we figured, hey, why not!

Terri has had problems with her legs lately, so she stayed at home, while the three of us hit the Fair... only $5.00 each to get in as it was Sr.'s day...it pays to get old I guess...

We got there just past 12:00 so the window for lunch was open. LOTS and LOTS of food booths at this Fair, as Judy and I split a nice Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich, while Howard fired back a great looking Angus Burger... No one was left hungry!

They had a bunch of exotic animals on disply, including a Wallaby...

Howard and I were sitting in the stands waiting for the start of the pig racing... yes, they race pigs, seems to be a big thing around here... check out the video below and place your bet!

There were all kinds of people out to watch the race, including a bunch of school kids and their teachers who made a field trip of the Fair.

Now, our friend Debbie, (and Gerard) would have been right there for the performance of the Sun Coast Murmers... a big orchestra that put on a good show with about 1,000 people in attendance. Oh...Gerard and Deb are on their way out west as I type, heading for Az. Have a good trip you two!

There was a Tricky Dog Show... all reclaimed dogs, this guy did a great job, but it was really hot, so he cut his show a bit short until it cooled down later in the afternoon. Check out the short videos below...

They had a Manatee County Museum we went into, and Howard found an item below, that even the Museum People did not know what it was. It is not a bell, the handle on the top shifts to 3 different positions, and does nothing in the bottom of the thing. Let me know if you can identify it! It was used in farming is about all that we know.

Darned if I know what it is...
We finished up at the Fair, and headed back to their rental unit for a great supper that Terri put together for us. Had a great time you two! Thanks again for dinner!
Till tomorrow...