While Terry and I don’t miss the hectic schedule we had to keep to make them happen, or all of the work of putting on our RV rallies, we do miss seeing so many of our good friends whom we could count on showing up at every rally. It was like a big family reunion.
Two good friends and faithful rally attendees are Dave and Thelma Middleton, and as it so happens, they only live about eight miles from Gettysburg Farm RV Resort. When they read in the blog that we were so close they invited us up for a visit and yesterday was a good day for it.
After seeing the new modular home they are having erected on their property and visiting for a while, they took us to dinner at a local restaurant and then to a tractor show in Wellsville. I know Pennsylvania is an agricultural state, but who knew that there were so many tractors here? Big tractors, little tractors, old tractors, new tractors. More darned tractors than I’ve ever seen in one place!
Things started off with a tractor parade, with garden tractors leading the way.
Then came the big tractors. Most of them are antiques, some dating back to the 1930s. Apparently restoring tractors is kind of like restoring old cars, but I’d prefer a Sunday cruise in a vintage Mustang or T-Bird than this old John Deere.
And tractors are a family thing. There were a lot of kids riding and even driving tractors in the parade.
And the girls weren’t too shy about it either!
There were a lot of tractors and steam engines on display.
This looks like a railroad locomotive, but it’s actually built on a truck frame.
Thanks for making time for us and showing us around, Dave and Thelma!
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