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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Holtville California, the carrot capital of the world, the festival parade today.

Where are we today ?
Holtville California The Carrot Capital of the world
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as usual I took too many pic
these below are only a few
        Gotta love this warmer weather, up early some walkabouts then into Holtville for the parade at 10 am. "Everybody loves a parade" especially when weather is nice about 74 f today and sunny, perfect! 
early morning moon
wonderful sunrise
       A nice walkabout here early morning a couple miles was wonderful.
        We have never been to the Carrot Festival parade before in all the years coming to this area, so this year worked out good for us, come on along and enjoy the day with us. We headed out at 9:30 into town followed the detours and secured spot one block from Main street.
       What a great parade it was too, small town stuff just the way we like it. Found a spot on main street next to the hardware store, (the Do It Center) they were giving out free popcorn so we indulged. While waiting for the parade to progress.
these guys getting ready for the parade
free popcorn here
we got a great spot, but in the sun
           The parade started on time at 10 am and wound down by 11:45. Lots of great bands a few floats from all over the area. was a fun time. But the relentless sun kinda wore us out. At least 70 different entries that we saw.
every entry had carrots to display
after all this is the
 Carrot Capital of the world

Motorcycle club
Sheriff has a dune buggy for
patrolling the dunes
and a speed boat too
for the rivers
flying carrot
       This float from Silverado Ranch where the party is this afternoon.
cowgirls would be hot today
        Then we packed it up wandered about the Midway for a bit checking things out.
       We don't much do midways anymore but was nice to check it out. Now back to home dirt.
        On the ride home we discussed going to the party at the Ranch and because I was not feeling 100 %. Not sure why just kinda dragging today. Besides with the whole town going to be there, we  opted to stay home and relax in the shade this afternoon. Feeling kinda worn out and Suzie did not care one way or the other. We have been to the Ranch a couple times before and enjoyed it. Sure is an experience.
reading outside was pretty quiet
except for the birds! Right here. 
set up our sunscreen to shield the intense
sun a bit and all was great
       Tom and Jan got back from the Ranch and brought their dog Cody over for a visit.
Suzie getting him a treat
good dog, and Suzie got her doggie fix
         Then time to whip up a bite to eat. Couple wonderful smoked pork chops we picked up at the Quartzsite Market, they are excellent!
just a few minutes on the Q 
added to a salad and was wonderful
      That was another great day in the desert for us and enjoyed the Carrot festival and very warm weather.
       Thanks for joining us today and hope you had a wonderful day too.



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26 comments:

  1. Attending parades is always a fun way to pass some time.
    Hope you're feeling better tomorrow. Don't want you to miss any of that beautiful weather.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. I be feeling better no problem, and I won't miss the beautiful weather when I am outside in it all day,
      Whether I feel good or not.

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  2. I'm going to guess they grow lots of carrots there! Parades are always fun. Glad you had a great time.

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    1. Everywhere you look you see fields full of carrots grwong and truck loads being shipped everywhere.

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  3. We too love a small town parade. Everyone seems to have such a grand time. I love the carrot balloon. What a hoot.
    What...no carrot juice?

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    1. I am sure there was carrots juice somewhere in the maze of people, there was carrot everything else, but we did not hang around too long.

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  4. So much fun to participate in small town celebrations, no matter where you are. Especially nice when it is all warm and sunny in winter! Nice day

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    1. Yes love the warm sunny weather, our parades back home at usually in ver cold weather, b]not much fun.

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  5. Looks like you had a full day enjoying the small town festivities. I can see how that area could grow great carrots.

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    1. Love small towns right up our alley, we are most comfortable here.

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  6. Whish we could have been there.....they have the best little parade ever.

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    1. You missed it again, there is always another year.

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  7. A great day. Maybe a little sunstroke made you feel off.

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    1. Don't think sunstroke, always hydrated and wear a big hat, think a bit of a head cold.

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  8. Glad you are feeling better, the parade looks like fun, enjoy the rest of your stay at Holtville.

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    1. It was a fun day, weather awesome, we heading out to Borrego Springs tomorrow, just cause we can !

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  9. Haven't been to a parade in years. Always neat to do. Glad to hear you are back to 100%

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    1. It was fun checking out the parade, especially with awesome weather.
      Feeling better today , just a touch of a stuffed up head, no problem.

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  10. We've seen it several times. Always fun to watch. Glad the weather is nice for you.

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  11. So nobody needs glasses in Holtville?

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    1. I guess not don't see anybody wearing them.

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  12. Sorry you were not 100%. Loading up on veggies in the square after the parade is part of the experience. Looks like a fun time in a small town anyway.

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    1. Missed the veggies, but we have lots anyway,
      Feeling better today so all is good.

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  13. I love parades... and I love carrots... can't get any better, huh?

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