There were about 5 of these charcoal pits. They filled these with wood Friday night, lit them up, and burned the wood down. From what we understand, the flames were shooting about 40 feet up in the air!
Here's a picture of the people waiting for the political speechafying (yes, that's a technical term) to begin.
This is a picture I've been wanting to get for awhile. (unfortunately, Alex wasn't exactly cooperating) This is Alex with our Secretary of State, Trey Grayson. For those of you who have adopted, you know that the Secretary of State's office is an important step in getting your documents ready for your dossier.
Here's the Bingo "hall." No self respecting Catholic summer picnic would be without one of these. I would say that there were about 500 people playing Bingo at all times. I love to play Bingo - but it was just too hot - and too many people to attempt it.
Here's some Alex cuteness by the wood pile.
This next set of pictures crack me up! I'll narrate.
Look mom - what's this on the ground?
Is this a rock, or dirt, or a leaf, or a stick?
Excuse me mommy while I just walk over here and take my paci out.
Hum....this is pretty yummy!
And...in comes mommy to try to save the day.
Here's an example of some the things that the politicians do at Fancy Farm. It's all about the number of supports, the signs and the "props."
Our current Attorney General (a democrat) convened a grand jury to indict members of our current Governor's (a republican) staff on his hiring practices. Our Governor is up for re-election, so this is what his opponent brought to Fancy Farm.
Here's the only reason why I survived the day.
I have become very spoiled - I don't know how people handled the day without an RV!!
And - here is Alex at the end of the day. He was quite tired.