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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, August 29, 2011

Pigs and Peaches

I want to say I am thankful the hurricane wasn't any worse - but I know for the people it hurt - it was terrible. I'm sending my prayers out to them.

We live near Kennesaw, Georgia. Ever hear about Kennesaw? It is a law - not one that is followed - that everyone HAS to own a gun - it was mocking some other city because the law there was no on could own a gun - it was years ago but I believe it is still on record.

Being in the south - barbeques are quite the thing and let me tell you they take it seriously. As well as they take peaches serious - as we are known as the Peach Tree State and we have lots of peaches.

So what could be more normal then a Pigs and Peaches Festival? This is what we did this weekend - it was HOT, but fun.












There were rows and rows and rows of slow cookers - cooking their barbeques for the contest.


The Vets had a booth.
Of course there was a playground.We had never seen one of these before - they fill a bubble with air - the child gets in - and they put the bubble in the water.

Grandson in bubble.


Grandson in the bubble on the water - how cool is that and what will they think of next?




They let him play for a good ten minutes.




He LOVED it!



He and mom trying to touch hands.

Slides.

Oh no a shark ate my grandson.



And the best for last. A cotton candy beard.



"When I do things without any explanation, but just with spontaneity…I can be sure that I am right."

– Federico Fellini
Do something spontaneous today!
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44 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

can practically smell the barbeque from here! :)

that bubble thing is neat - altho makes me a bit claustrophobic to think about it - even if you can see thru it...

Sandra said...

that bubble is new to me also, looks like all of the kids were having a blast, i think i smell BBQ.. yum and i want that BEARD...years and years since i had any cotton candy. what a fun day...bring on the peaches any way they come, i prefer my Pig already cooked as in bacon or bbq or the ones i can PET, the cute ones

Thisisme. said...

Love that cotton candy beard!! He looked to be having a great time in that bubble. We have them over here, and they roll them down hillsides!! I would never have put pigs and peaches together, but looks like it was a great Fair.

Changes in the wind said...

Fun time for all...but that cotton candy around his neck made me feel sticky all over....

Wanda's Wings said...

Oh how fun and sounds very tasty too. Love the pics and glad you had a great time.

Kim said...

Now that is my kind of festival! And according to one of the signs, you can even get a butt rub! LOL

Susan said...

Mmmm Mmmm Mmmmm, that barbecue sounds gooooooood. Cute name, too...Pigs and Peaches. (Glad it doesn't refer to the men and women attending...ha ha ha ha)

Thanks for sharing your photos, Sandie. Looked like fun. I just recently saw those bubbles on water for the first time.

Take care and have a wonderful Monday. Susan

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I have not heard of this BBQ but yes we have many BBQs. I can see the fun that your grandson had!
ps. Hubs owns many guns but it is not a law....

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a neat place, Sandie. I'm sure--even in the heat--that you all had a wonderful day... I had never seen the big bubble in the water. Kids would love that for sure...

I'll bet that BBQ was wonderful.. Yum!!!! I love cotton candy --and haven't had any in umpteen years...

Didn't know that about guns in Kennesaw.. Bet there's not much crime there!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a fun festival, looks like something I'd enjoy. That bubble is wild:@)

blueviolet said...

That water bubble thing was awesome!!! I can see from his smiling face that he loved the experience of the day!

Holly said...

Peaches and BBQ? All in one place? And I missed it? Man, oh, man, I miss all the good stuff.

SweetMarie said...

I love good barbeque! I have never seen that water bubble thing. It looked like your grandson was having a blast! My son would have loved that when he was younger, heck he's a guy he would probably still like it at 15, lol! Silly boys never grow up. :)

Belle said...

What a great Festival! A city near us, called Penticton, has a Peach Festival each year too. We grow tons of peaches and apples around here. I'll have to get me some Butt Rub.

Flora said...

What a fun fair... I like the Butt Rub!

Cheri said...

That looks like a day of fun and yumminess.

Pat MacKenzie said...

If I thought there was going to be peach pie at that festival, I'd be there. Peach is my favorite pie.

As for the bubble thing, I think it looks dangerous. If is collapsed around a child, he'd smother, suffocate or drown.

Jill said...

What a great festival! Looks like your grandson was having a blast!

Jill said...

What a great festival! Looks like your grandson was having a blast!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOVE the idea of a Pigs and Peaches festival! How fun is that?!?! I can almost smell that pork cooking. Ahhhh... Okay, that bubble kind of freaks me out. There is only so much fresh oxygen in there. I know they are only in there for a few minutes and supervised... but, my air lovin' self could not be forced in there... except maybe with one of those guns. LOL! Have a great day, Sandie! blessings ~ tanna

Sharon said...

Oh boy, that looked like so much fun! GS was quite the bubble-master, huh?!

BBQ - OK, I'm telling "The Hub" that he has to fire up our barbecue tonight - I need a sauce fix!

A cotton candy beard - hmmm. Do you think that might hide all my little chin hairs??

:)

Whosyergurl said...

Looks like grandson had a wonderful time! I think I might be scared to get inside of a bubble! xo, Cheryl

Granny Annie said...

Okay I'm a party pooper and would have to ask how they sanitize the inside of the bubble between participants. Looks like a big virus breeding ball to me...but a fun one.

That odor of barbeque has to be overwhelming and create some mighty big appetites:)

Karen Lange said...

I have heard of your town! Looks like a great event. :) My favorite is the shark! My grandson would probably like that.

Eileen Astels Watson said...

That looks awesome!! I've never seen that bubble thing before--how cool!

Shanda said...

How fun!!!

Eva Marie said...

What a cool bubble, haven't seen those before. Your GS seemed to have a great time! Looks like it was a great BBQ...and a nice fair. thank you for sharing the pic's
Hugs x

A Quiet Corner said...

Pigs and Peaches ...never heard of it until now, so thanks! That bubble thingy is awesome! Good time for all...:)JP

Ann said...

I've never seen anything like that bubble before, that is really cool. I bet it was a ton of fun too. do they come in adult size as well?...lol

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

Wow, that looks like fun. My grandsons would love that bubble thing. I would love the BBQ. Good times.

Jeanie said...

Looks like great fun. Our neighboring town has a Peach Festival....if they added some BBQ to it, it would be a perfect event.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Wow..it looked like a lot of fun to be in that bubble..AND in water and not get wet? Made me smile!!

Angela said...

I don't think you would have gotten either of my two kids in the bubble! Looks like Andy had a ball! I now want some BBQ! Such a neat festival!

Hugs,
Angela

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Looks like everyone had fun! GS in the bubble and all that food for everyone...yum.

Rebecca said...

I soooo would have LOVED going to this festival. One thing my hubby taught me was how to have fun at the fair. I was so cheap and didn't want to spend any money on food because it was all so overpriced. Now I'm a die-hard fair-food-aholic! :)

xoRebecca

SavannahGranny said...

Oh yes, I know Kennesaw! We used to live in Mableton about 40 yrs ago. We did a lot of hanging out around there.
I love the grandson in the bubble. That looks like so much fun. Oh, to be young and to know what I know now.
Hugs, Ginger

Carol............. said...

The bubble is great.........well, depending on your age LOL.

I would love to have one of the BBQ snacks right now...before bedtime!

Sush said...

You had me at the title and the last picture was just the best! My grandparents retired to Covington, Ga and my sister lived in Clayton, Ga for years so I'm very well acquainted with Georgia peaches...the pigs I always thought resided in Arkansas!

Hugs~

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Does that bubble thing ever look fun! Did it make him dizzy at all?

Jo said...

Looks like so much fun!...glad yall are having some.
~Jo

Debbie said...

It looks so fun! I loved the bubble part.

Thena said...

Not so sure about the bubble, but to kids I'm sure it was fun. Can't wait for the fall and the county fair.

Jojo said...

I love the water bubble!

Buttercup said...

Beginning to catch up on blogs. This looks like so much fun. Haven't seen the bubble before.