My Holiday Weekend and Giveaway Update

by Robyn Wright on July 7, 2014

in Living,Reviews & Giveaways

Hubby and I headed up to the lake this past weekend for the holiday. Our plans got changed around a bit while we were there, but it was still very relaxing. We stopped at Harry J’s for dinner on the way, good as always. Once we got up to the lake house and got everything unpacked I actually had to do a bit of work still. I took my Nokia 2520 tablet out on the deck along with a glass of wine in my nifty wine glass in a tumbler and got my work finished.

A little wine outside on the deck

The weather was so nice Thursday night. There were tons of stars in the sky and I tried to take some pictures, but I have not quite figured out how to best do that with my smartphone. But look – I did get one star – do you see it?

trying to photograph stars

Friday morning we got up and headed into town for the annual 4th of July Parade. This is a very small town so it is not a giant parade, but it is still fun to go and watch. Hubby and I even had matching T-Shirts this year.

4th of july 2014 brad and robyn

The one not so great thing about the parade this year was that the emergency vehicles in the parade all had their sirens going. That is a lot of noise in a little place! Other than that it was all good. Here is a short video of some of the kids riding the “train” and a bit more of the parade. I love the kids running to pick up candy from the sides too.

The kids riding on the “train” and a bit more of the parade.

The VFW float led the parade. There are members of this post that ride and there was a sign carried in front that said to stand and salute our veterans. I thought that was a great touch adding the sign and Hubby and I both were happy to stand. My Grandpa was a member of this VFW post before he passed away so these guys were his friends.

Members of the VFW led the parade

Golf carts have apparently become a hot item in this tiny little town. Here is one of them all decked out for the festivities!

july 4-parade-golfcart

It isn’t a parade without some old cars – this Yenko/SC edition was beautiful.


Sometimes it is cool to see the old cars that are not all fixed up too like this old truck. It has a lot of character!

Bailey Farms Truck in 4th of July Parade

There are always lots of tractors in this parade, Hubby’s favorite part. Many of the tractors in the parade compete in the tractor pull later in the day at the park.

Tractor in the 4th of July parade

Even the little ones get in on the tractors. Isn’t this cute?

Kids on tractors too

These guys didn’t really decorate for 4th of July, but this was very clever. They made a tandem bike and they also added an electric motor! A very cool creation!

Homemade tandem electric bike

In the afternoon we went back into town to the park to watch the tractor pulls. This is pretty low key, but Hubby loves tractors. My uncle and cousin were both there also so they hung out with us for a while and visited.

Tractor Pulls at Perry, MO 4th of July Celebration in the park

Our original plans were to go out on my uncle’s pontoon boat Friday night to watch the fireworks but the boat was not working. Hubby and I ended up staying at the house and watched the sunset, built a bonfire, and just relaxed. It was really nice, we did see a few fireworks off in the distance from time to time.

sunsetbonfire at lake house

I had to share this picture too. My parents were up part of the time and Hubby and my dad decided to put together a tree stand Dad got for Christmas and try it out. They come with safety harnesses too and this is Hubby trying it out. The picture is just funny I think. I’m glad he tried it for my dad though because it turns out it is not a good harness and the straps did not hold in place so we ended up throwing it away and are going to get Dad a good one to use.

Hubby testing out a safety harness

Like I said, a nice and relaxing weekend. Nothing fancy. Not a ton of people. But I would do it all again. I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend as well!

Now a little reminder about the current Comment & Win Giveaway. The prize is a Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet computer, just like the one you see in that photo above with the wine glass. You get an entry just for commenting on my blog posts plus I have bonus code words that I put in some blog posts, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you missed a post since this started you can go back and still leave a comment. Here are some blog posts you might have missed that you can comment on and get another entry. You can see all of the posts for June 2014 and July 2014 (so far) here if you want even more entries.


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1 SheilaV July 7, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Looks like it was a lovely day. Always great to kick back and just relax.

2 Robyn Wright July 8, 2014 at 8:55 am


3 sgumer July 7, 2014 at 5:55 pm

looks like you did a lot over the weekend. it seems like you guys had a lot of fun too.

4 Robyn Wright July 8, 2014 at 8:55 am

Thanks – we did have fun. I hope you had a fun weekend as well.

5 coupontammy July 7, 2014 at 8:42 pm

It looks like a wonderful weekend. I love small town parades. They remind me of when I was a kid. I love your wine glass. I have one just like it. It needs to be a bit bigger though. :)

6 Robyn Wright July 8, 2014 at 8:55 am

Well if the wine glass were bigger the wine would get warm before I could drink it LOL – I like cold wine when I’m just drinking it and not pairing with foods.

7 tannawings July 8, 2014 at 12:06 am

Geez Brad that does not look comfy at all! Glad you all had fun besides the hanging by the you know whats and your Dad got a different sttand. I didnt go to the parade this year we got rained out anyway and then I had stuff going on when they held it.

8 Robyn Wright July 8, 2014 at 8:54 am

That is why I had to take that pic of Brad LOL – he cracked me up. Sorry your parade was rained out.

9 Robin July 8, 2014 at 5:50 am

I love your photos and video from the parade (especially the tractors)!
I wish our town had a parade. I’m glad you enjoyed the holiday weekend!

10 Robyn Wright July 8, 2014 at 8:54 am

It is a fun little parade. Maybe next year you could find one in a town near you?

11 Leslie J August 31, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Looks like you guys had a great time!

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