Sep 4, 2007

Kenton - here & gone

Well, we made it to Kenton, OH with no problems, considering we looked like a train going down the road! Boy, we sure did get lots of long looks from people. I'm sure many were wondering if it was legal for us to pull a camper AND a trailer with a golf cart. Yes folks, it is - as long as it's not over 65 ft. long. This is in our driveway right before we left.

This is a saloon in a tiny place before we got to Kenton. I thought it was kind of simple looking for being called a saloon.

Here is Brooke after she woke up from a nap she took on the way there. It's a long trip for a 3 yr. old. (It's feels like a long trip for a 42 yr. old too)

But, she was ready for the scene once we got there & all set up! Since she loves to go garage saling with her Mom, we just told her that this was just like a great big garage sale & she was all for it.

Kenton Nationals is a huge fleamarket & you'll find just about anything imaginable there. I "affectionately" call it the Hillbilly Festival. I can call it that because I am 1/2 hillbilly anyway, so I don't need any comebacks from people who are offended by my right to free speech.
Anywho - I thought this made a pretty picture with all these flags blowing with some sun rays peaking through the clouds behind them.

Here was a really cool parrot some vendor had behind his booth. I don't know if it talked, but it sure was pretty!

This was one suped up golf cart! Jacked up, flames & lots chrome!

Not the colors I would have chosen to paint MY camper, but it sure did get my attention. LOL

This was the view from the walk-through entrance of the flea market on the first day we were there (2nd day of opening though). It wasn't so busy at this point.

Here is the General Linda Lee golf cart. I never saw this cart in action, it was always sitting whenever I seen it.

Here's Brooke trying on hats while her daddy was looking for a Camouflage shirt (in the background). The shirts were $2, the hats were $1. Yes, she came home with the hat.

I thought this was an unusual looking fellow carting around antlers in his basket and in hand.

Here is a comical sign someone had at their tent. At least, I hope it's meant to be comical!

One of a few vendors selling specialty meat jerky & sausage. We haven't tried any in the years we've gone there.

This is what I call a voodoo head on a stick, I guess for a lack of the correct name - and I don't wanna know either! Yes, people were buying them ,as I had seen 2 women walking around with some & a few others had some too.

This is another example of a voodoo head. He was going for $65.00.

Here's a conversation piece you can amaze your friends with! Imagine seeing this thing in your hallway in the middle of a bad night!!

This was an adorable Pomeranian puppy that was there for sale.

Brooke was wanting to pet every puppy dog she saw in the place and this is the place for the Coon dog Nationals, if that tells you how many dogs we stopped & petted! Here she's admiring some Jack Russell Terriers.

These were the cutest little Chihuahua puppies. The black one wanted Brookes attention badly!

All 3 of these little Chihuahua pups could fit in this beer box.

A bunch of coon dogs together.

No, the coffee pot isn't small, the cups are just huge! One will hold 3-4 regular cups of liquid.

This little girl was in the camp setup next to us & while we were waiting for the real concert to start with Country group Shenandoah & Country Legend Ronnie Milsap, she was giving us a pre-show review of her little dance routine. She has no idea that I took pictures. tee hee

Now, usually we camp with another couple & his big thing is to have chili on Sat. night because "IT'S TRADITION." This year THEY decided to break tradition & not go with us, but we STILL made chili on Sat. night. We took the picture of the chili so they could see that we still believe in traditions. Seriously though, there's no hard feelings that they didn't make it this year. They've been pretty good sports about hanging out with us all the other years.

Since I didn't want to have any legal problems with pictures of the actual concert, the only thing I will show you is one of the two display screens they had there. They did make it nice to actually see the entertainers, even though we weren't that far away to begin with.

Here is Brooke sitting on her daddy's lap during the concert. I have another picture of her when she fell asleep during the concert, but it was accidentally deleted. I'll have to post it when I have more time.

Here is our camp setup. We had a black pirate flag hanging earlier, but it was pulled off by this time. We are nearing the end of the trip at this point.

I don't know what kind of tree this is, but I seen several of them along the fences of flea market area & they look WICKED!! I don't know if you can see the giant thorns on this baby or not, but it is solid thorns that are several inches long!!

Well, here's to another Labor Day weekend spent in Kenton, OH. This was a great year to go, maybe next year it will be even better because of it.
look for my next posting when I show off some of my lighted hot air balloon & fireworks pictures from the Marshall County Blueberry Festival, also held over Labor Day weekend. We made it home in time to catch it.
Have a great day!

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