Monday, November 5, 2012

Mule Day 2012

Just over the line in Calvary, Georgia is a little craft fair and parade known as Mule Day.  We try to go every year and this year was no different.  We packed up the babies and headed north. 


It was crazy foggy that morning heading up those small, back roads.  It’s funny because you don’t see many cars on the little back roads, until you start getting closer to Calvary.


Then the roads start looking like this.


When you know you are really close, you start noticing signs in people’s front yards for parking!  Some folks were charging up to $7 for people to park in their front yard!!


Aint that truck a beauty.  Before we go any further I have to say, Mule Day is held in a town that average population is only about 200 but on this ONE day every single year 60,000 to 90,000 people visit little ole Calvary to get in on some Mule Day action.  If you haven’t been, you should try it oe year!


The field where the booths are located is HUGE, I didn’t have on the proper lens to get a good picture of all the booths and people, but you can see it is a huge party!


There was a petting zoo for this kids, the babies didn’t want to go inside the zoo but they wanted to see the animals.


Baby girl kept putting her face up to the fence, I told her how it was yucky…she just do it again!


After the petting zoo, we headed to the chicken coop.  The babies had a blast talking to the chickens, and petting them.


He was fascinated by all the noises they were making.


Bless his heart, this was by far the ugliest chicken I have ever seen!


And this baby was the prettiest.  These people knew how to take care of their chickens, they were so pretty!!  haha, if that don’t sound country “they was the prettiest chickens I ever did see”!


And by golly they were!


Chicken lady with her chickens. 


After we played with the chickens, I thought it would be so much fun for the babies to ride the train.


At first we were all smiles.


Ready to go and loving the train!


Then they turned the corner and what did we see…


screaming lil man!  He was NOT happy about the train ride. 


Baby girl seemed to like it, but at one point she saw her brother crying and her tears started rolling too.


Waiting in a VERY long line to go home.  We were smart, we parked on the side of the road facing the “home” direction and STILL had about two miles of traffic to wait in.


Momma got bored so she started playing with her camera.


Playing with my camera some more.


The line to get home.  All in all it was a good trip.  There was not a lot of goodies to buy, except food.  But we had fun and enjoyed watching the babies play with the animals and on the train. 


I’m looking forward to next year’s Mule Day already!

1 comment:

The Chickenman said...

We are so delighted that you found our chickens “the prettiest” chickens you ever did see!”
Tom Tom the Turken Rooster is the one you appointed the prettiest and you entitled Pierre the Japanese Silkie Rooster the ugliest. Of course you wouldn’t say that if you ever saw a Guinea Hen. My wife said that the picture you took of her was very complimentary. We are honored that this post contained 21% pictures of us, The Poultry Palace. You can see more about us and find a link to our facebook page on our website Thanks again for the great comments.
The Chickenman