Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Travel Back In Time

The big draw to this pumpkin patch, besides the pumpkins and a day off from school, is the Time Travel Tractor.  As I drive along the dirt roads (there was no pavement back in the day), you are taken back through the early 1800's to Sneaky Pete's gold mine.  Time travel is so fast I didn't get pictures of that.  Maybe tomorrow!
Then it's back further to the time of the Indians.  I swear this morning when everything is quiet (like that's going to happen) I'll take a quick trip by myself and get some better pictures.  It's hard to take pictures and drive a tractor!
Back further and you come to the main attraction.  DINOSAURS!!  Here's the saber tooth tiger, ready to pounce.
A pterodactyl ready to launch himself off the mountain.
That's a raptor (??) on the right and something with a big fin straight ahead.  The kids know the names of every single one.  I have no clue.
In case you were wondering, there is no driving straight on the road.  You have to make wild and crazy turns in order for the 10th car to remain somewhat in the middle of the road.  It's a fun game to see if I can make the trailers follow the exact same track every time.
The brontosaurus is something like 20 feet tall, standing next to a baby in the nest.  
At long last we come to the T-Rex, the favorite of all, eliciting screams of excitement from the kids.  This is Simon.  Remember the old game Simon Says?  Well every time he hears the tractor, he blurts out Simon says FREEZE ... and all the dinosaurs freeze for the entire time we are in sight.  It's why they never move as I drive around.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Unfortunately for me, it was a twelve hour day yesterday running back and forth, driving both tractors.  All the men were taken away to do that back breaking work called harvesting the pumpkins. 

The best part of the day was when two guys came up and said I drove that tractor like a pro ... better than their employees.  What better compliment could I get??

I got home at 7:30 and fell into bed at 8:30.  I'm feeling rather beat up, but with four big schools showing up today, I'll be back at it in a few short hours.

All I need is a gallon of coffee!!!!





12 comments:

  1. All that time traveling is what's wearing you down.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. You are exactly correct Rick. Not so much the driving, but the walking ALL DAY LONG!!! LOL

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  2. Nancy, you wear me out just reading all your doing.

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    1. It's pretty crazy Bill. This will either kill me or I'll be strong as an ox!!

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  3. Sounds like a hoot!! No wonder the kids love it!

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    1. It really is fun for the kids. Especially when the dynamite goes off near the mine shaft.

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  4. Sure hope you don't have BINGO tonight too...

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    1. Oh Dave .. you KNOW I did ... and I was tired with a capital T.

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  5. I love Simon says! You are so creative!

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    1. Linda, it's funny to watch the kids faces when I tell them that!!

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  6. Now that sure sounds like a funtime no wonder you keep going back. The coffee will sure help , maybe 2 gallons?

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    1. And I drink every single drop of that 2 gallons!! LOL

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