Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Saturday, June 22, 2019

What a fun day, awesome weather and so many memories from the 50's and 60's.

Where are we today ?
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      Heck it is Saturday already where did the week go ? Looks like we will have a busy day.Up at 5 am and a wonderful hot day it is going to be. Just before 7 am I took nice  quiet walkabout town 1.5 miles to start, chatted with a few people who were out and about. Nice to catch up with old friends when I can,
I just had to go here later to check it out.
walking down River  Road here love this area
     A quick trip to New Hamburg for a few things and a light early lunch, Then down the road to the Chesterfield Church to check out the 50's and 60's displays. Put on by the Heritage Society here in Plattsville.
just outside of town the horses from the pasture are all standing by the fence
maybe waiting for the trail to open?
this used to be the Chesterfield Church
now run by the Heritage society
      I parked the car and a good friend Denise Tew greeted me and gave me a wonderful tour of their displays. So many wonderful things to see and I recognized most of them growing up in the 50's and 60's.
The Avro Arrow that was very familiar with
my Uncle worked there back then
and I did a  school project about it.
    All the clothes, dishes, furniture, washing machines, all this that I have owned. way back when.
       Then I sat at this table hopping Denise would  serve me lunch, No luck we just had lunch. But she did serve som root beer and cookies.
old thermos and a suitcase that unfolds for a table
even an old Drive 'In, remember those?
soda fountain, Juke box just like back then
     I met Denise and her husband Brian back in the 80"s in the Optimist club. they also supplied my restaurant with 25 dozen or more fresh eggs every week from their huge hen house.
me in my Tye die shirt and Denise
    Memories of these old machines back in the day.
        Now they have pinball machine that I had spent many, many hours on way back when. We even had one in our house in Scarborough for quite a few years when I was growing up.
I scored pretty good being such a long time
Beattles, Elvis, Betty Boop etc.. more memories
roller skates to clamp onto your shoes
I even had them as well
the old furniture we had too
        After a fun time their reminiscing with Denise I came back home and hopped on the mower here to get some lawn mowed.
Suzie enjoying the shade reading,
90 F at 1:30 pm no humidity, perfect
      I mowed for just over an hour around the house and pool area, then had to stop. Time to go to Nithview In New Hamburg and enjoy the Strawberry Social with Suzie's, Dad,brother and SIL.
looking better now
     As we we are heading out heard a loud Bang right behind us. A bunch of old tractors touring the back roads, and sounds like one died a bad death!
this is the tractor that died!
the rest stopped and waited about 15 in total
this guy came back and they hooked up rope to tow him
a nice display of tractors coming down the road
even a wagon  with a few passengers
all John Deere and one old Cockshut
showing off their toys
        We are own our way to New Hamburg to visit her Dad. We arrived in time for 2 pm got our tickets for the Strawberries , fresh local Strawberries too.
ladies serving both rooms packed with people 
large portions and I had fruit punch to go with it
Suzie and her Dad
     We got back home by 3:30 pm and hopped back on the mower to cut a bit more for about 30 minutes then park it for the night, Still have a few more acres to do probably wrap that up tomorrow.
this is a fun mower to ride
     Was 4  pm time to relax a bit here in the shade then whip up supper.  enjoy the fresh mowed lawn a short Happy hour. Before cooking.

    For supper tonight going to grill a couple of Swordfish Steaks that we really enjoy. I have not been able to find them for a while but finally did. for that recipe you can click HERE or my recipe blog top right side bar.
we do really enjoy these
like the best beefsteak we have had
about 7 minute done perfectly 
this is a real treat when we can find them
melt in your mouth
         Wrapping up this posting outside just before 8 pm still comfy at 74 F listening to the birds, Now I can enjoy some reading time once again.
this was the sunset I caught last night
maybe another tonight
      Thanks for dropping by and enjoying our fun busy day with us here at Camp Awesome.
Perfect summer weather we have  been waiting for.
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  1. What a nice display of cool old stuff! I remember a lot of it too. My uncle worked at AVRO in Toronto too. There is a lovely model of the prototype in Barrys Bay, Ontario.

    1. It really is an excellent display sure worth dropping in the check out, I even had Models of the ARO way back when, Maybe get to Barry's Bay sometime again and check it out

  2. What a fun place to go check out all the 50's and 60's stuff. I remember some of it in our home and other peoples homes. You had a busy day but it all looked like your kind of fun.

    1. Ir was fun checking out all the stuff from the past, brought back so many memories. We enjoyed the whole day.

  3. What a nice trip down memory lane of those wonderful times now gone by. LOVED that they had Betty you know one of my favorites :)

    1. It was nice and so many memories. almost everything I saw awakened a new memory.
      When I saw the Betty Boop stuff it reminded me of you too.

  4. How fun was that! I had that and that and that ...
    Gotta love the old tractors. Our fair has a tractor parade every night of the week. There are about 60 of these beauties in the neighborhood.

    1. It was a lot of fun seeing all the old things, from way back when.
      Love the old tractors too.

  5. That John Deere was way too pretty to break down!! What a treat all those tractors going by! The 50's 60's display was incredible! I have the mel mac dishes called speckled ware and absolutely love them because they bring back the childhood memories of Arkansas :) WE had a Starlight drive in in Sacramento that Ken and I used to go to way back when :) Just love those memories! The strawberries look so yummy! Cute pic of Suzie and her daddy!! :)

    1. It looked in pretty good shape , but a loud bang did it in, oops.
      The displays were wonderful and did bring back so many wonderful memories too.
      We also had a Strarlight drive in , so many of have now closed down though, sad. Oh the memories.
      These were very fresh local berries ripen on the vine, excellent.

  6. I'm surprised you didn't join in the tractor parade with your lawn mower, it's almost big enough! ;c)

    1. LOL. almost but not a farm tractor. beside we were heading out for the Strawberry social.

  7. Camp Awesome seems like a comfortable and convenient place.

    1. Yes Stew it sure is, we do really enjoy it here.

  8. Awww...the 50's and 60's...I love reminiscing from that time period. I would love visting there. I have not had any fresh strawberries this year, and we love them. We just haven't been at the right place at the right time. When we return to Oswego I hope to visit "Brenda's Berries" near us. She has all kinds of fruit trees and berries. Hope to stock up on a few of them.

    1. The displays there are wonderful and well done, so many great memories. Nothingquite like fresh local berries.

  9. What a fun post. So many memories from way back then. I recognize so many items we had back in the day. Those sword fish steal look great. I have never seen them for sale. Would love to try them. Gosh, those drive ins were so special

    1. Thank you it was a fun visit. The swordfish are very good, Suzie prefers the to Tuna. A lot of memories from the drive in's way back when.


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