Sunday, February 5, 2017

Moosestompers, 2017

 Mark and I have been waiting a long time for
Moosestompers Weekend!
Three days of fun plans for the family.
 When we got up for the day it was 5° outside.
And most of the events were scheduled outside.
So we layered up good and got ready.
Here is proof that I am now an official Mainer.
Plaid, flannel shirt.
Sorry.
Actually it's a pretty nifty plaid, flannel shirt -
it's lined with fuzzy, furry stuff inside.
 The Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Display.
There were some pretty cool sleds there!
That first one in the line there - the yellow one -
was my favorite!
 They had Snow Sled Rides.
This was our favorite - that sleigh in the back -
it's a jon boat dressed up like a moose.
 They got a really good ride around the park.
Sometimes at a pretty good clip, too!
 The Horse Pulled Sleigh Ride was more our speed.
Hahahaha!
Actually, I had so many clothes on -
I couldn't bend my knees to get
into the jon boat.
 We rode in the third seat.
The driver/owner said the next sleigh he had
was going to be pulled by some
Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales. 
I should have told him we have a son-in-law
that works for them. 
 There were several sliding hills for the kids.
This one had at least three more places on the 
back side that kids were using.
 And a larger, more exciting hill.
 They actually held the 9th 
Annual Sliding Race
here on Derby Hill.
 Getting ready for another great event,
but first a little dancing with Morris the Moose.
 He totally saw me with my phone and
posed for a photo.
Hahaha!
Lookin' good, Morris!
 Let the dancing begin.
Actually Morris is the master of the
'sway side to side' dance.
Hahahaha!
 I don't know who this dad is -
but he and his kid in the blue were having
a great time!
 There is that awesome jon boat sled.
Hahaha! It was really cool!
 OK, Florida friends, when we got up this morning
it was 5° outside.
I'm thinking it's not going to happen with a
port-a-potty when it's 5° outside.
 This was the highlight of the day for us.
The Half Dollar Scramble For Kids.
Five area banks donated 900 half dollars
for this event. 

The first group to go was 6 years old and under.
The man stood in the middle of the circle and
threw out a bunch of half dollars.
Then the little guys ran around trying to find them.

It's actually harder than it sounds.
The money slides down through the snow 
to the ground, then people run over it,
crawl over it, push it around with their
hands and shoes, and 
desperate-parents-whose-kids-haven't-found-any 
shove around through the mess
trying to find at least one coin for their child.
Hahaha! Good times!
 Aren't they cute?
 Next group, ages 7-9.
 The parents didn't really need to get involved
with this group. 
They did very well.
 Then they moved to the 10-13 year old group.
That man in the middle had the money.
He threw it out by handfuls in a circle.
There were coins thrown down right there
where you are looking.
Don't see any, do you?
Harder than it looks.
The snow is probably only 2-3" deep there.
 And the race was on.
After about half a minute the man threw
out more half dollars.
Mark and I were impressed by the behavior
of the children in this group.
We figured it would get brutal,
but the kids were so respectful.
Some even shared with the other kids who
didn't find coins.
It was pretty awesome.


This was so much fun!
We had a great time.
Didn't get to attend all three days,
but we had a ball.
Hopefully next year we will be able to
take the Frankles to Moosestompers
for a little down-home fun!
The Creator's Leaf

1 comment:

  1. Goodness that looks cold but I love your plaid shirt - suits you very well. The sleds look quite amazing but I have to say it's the horses that are my favourites. Glad you were able to participate & Frankles will love it next year - she'll be just the age to have maximum fun won't she?

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