Monday, September 03, 2012

Old Threshers Reunion 2012 in Mt. Pleasant Iowa.

Went to Old Threshers Reunion in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa with Ben , his Mom, Tracie Pa Pa Dee and of course me.   It was a sunny day and ready for the excitement of the show...We first went to the North Village where they had a shoot em out with gunslingers.. Ben was afraid they were going to shoot him.. I told him that the bullets were fake and it was just a act.. Like being in a play.. The guns were loud and Ben had a great time watching them.. They gave away money afterwards and he was able to get one.. Just one because all the other kids were grabbing up as much as they could.. He said those kids are grabbers.. It was fun to watch~! 

After watching the shoot em up show Tracie and Ben stood behind The Golden Sipper  sign and put their heads into the cut out circles and I told them to say "Cheese".. Whoever started that saying?  It was fun to watch Ben stand on the barrell that was behind the sign and he loved it~!  We had attented this Reunion since 1976.  It has gotten bigger and better. We have many great memories of going almost every year.

Ben wasn't sure about riding on the carrosel on this horse.. He said he thought he was going to fall off.. He said GranAnnie ~ did you look under the carosel and see how it is run?  There is a belt that goes from the center of the carrosel and attaches itself to a gas engine on the side..There's a lever that the man pulls and makes the carrosel stop and start.. Only Ben would notice how it works. After he got started the ride got better and he smiled and waved..

We had a great long day and I'll post more pictures tomorrow.. Everyone who lives in the area should go and visit the Old Threshers Reunion.. IT's one of the largest Steam Engine Shows in the U.S.   There is so much to see and do you can't see it all in one day.
Ben just called me and said "GranAnnie when are you coming over?"  I said I'm coming Ben.. for another adventure .  So Have a great Labor Day`!  Ta Ta For Now ~! from Iowa....


fullfreezer said...

LOL! We were there yesterday as well. I've been going there since I was little. We used to have an antique tractor in the museum (until they moved to an outside display and Dad brought it home) and I used to ride with my Grandfather in the Parade of Power. I agree, anyone nearby should pay a visit at some point. It is definitely an experience to remember.

rex22lbs said...

Excellent pictures. What a fun day and a lot of great memories. I love the Golden Slipper photo. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That does look like fun! We love carousels here :-)