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Couple Minutes of Crazy (Fun)

We took our granddaughters sled riding at Pool Hill in Youngsville, PA.

Earlier today I published a blog post about taking our granddaughters sled riding. In that blog post I shared a video that I had taken.

Bob also captured video, using our GoPro camera.

Bob compiled several video clips into one video. I especially love two edits that Bob did with the video. He zoomed in on the girls walking hand in hand up the sledding hill. He added slow motion to two wipeouts, and zoomed in as well.

Sled Riding Fun

We took our granddaughters sled riding this afternoon.

Harper and Juniper Pulling Sleds Up Hill

We went sled riding on Pool Hill in Youngsville, PA.  Our friends, Marge and Neil, who live near Pool Hill, joined us and enjoyed watching the girls sled ride too.

I think the girls had been sledding for about 40 minutes, when they wanted to take a break.  We took a break from sled riding to have hot cocoa and snacks.  Marge and Neil left us at that time to go for a walk.

We had one close call.  The sled that Harper was on got away from her before she was ready.  She rode backwards into the woods.  Bob was closest to Harper.  He ran to her,but wasn’t fast enough.  Harper ended up riding through brush, narrowly missing a couple tree trunks.  It was scary moment for Harper, Bob, Juniper and me.  Thankfully Harper didn’t get one scratch, sprain or broken bone!  She did want to go home right then and there, though.  We talked Harper into taking one more ride.  There is a quote that says “if you fall off a horse, you get back up”.  If you wipe out on a sled, you get back up.  Harper was a brave girl today. 

We had such a good time today.  It was wonderful to spend time with the girls.  The last time we saw the girls was 2 months ago. I had not been seeing anyone, except Bob, since late November.  COVID-19 was rampant in our small community.  It was my decision to self isolate, as I have underlying health issues.  Given my health issues, I feel that I would not do well if I contracted COVID.  The numbers of positive COVID cases have decreased significantly, and I felt safe once again to be with my granddaughters.

Youngsville’s Corn Festival

The 4th annual Youngsville Corn Festival is being held this weekend (August 21-23). What does the corn festival celebrate? Yes, you guessed correctly. The corn festival celebrates corn. Bob and I rode to Youngsville yesterday afternoon to check out the corn festival. It was our first time at the festival.

When we arrived at the corn festival a country band was just finishing up its concert. Spectators sat on hay bales, listening to the concert.

We walked from one end of the festival to the other end of the festival (perhaps the length of a city block). As we walked, we saw several arts and crafts booths set up along the street as well food tents.

We saw a few motorcycles that were adorned with scarecrows. We assumed that the motorcycles had been in the parade, which had been held earlier in the day.

We returned to the stage area just as the Corny Talent Contest began. We heard a girl make sounds like a squirrel. I photographed the Youngsville cheerleaders, as they performed their corny talent.

The girl on top has an ear of corn in her mouth.

On the schedule for 3:30PM was a turkey calling contest. We didn’t stay for the contest. As we were leaving, though, I think we saw the turkey to be called during that contest.

As I cannot say it better, I will end this blog post with a quote from Friday’s edition of the Warren Times Observer.

“One of the great things about living in a place like Warren County is watching small communities pull together to promote themselves and have a good time in the process. There is hardly a crossroads in Warren County that doesn’t have, at some point in the year, a celebration, a party or a commemoration. This weekend it’s Youngsville’s turn to celebrate corn. Earlier this summer Sheffield threw its annual Firemen’s Festival and this fall will host another Johnnie Appleseed Festival. Russell holds a Jubilee. Cherry Grove celebrates chili, and of course, Warren holds its homage to barbecue and a week-long Independence Day party. There are others as well, too numerous to mention here. In between these events are the smaller ones. There is a common thread to these events. They are born out of a desire to better one’s place in this world, to join with neighbors and invite guests for a bit of fun and relaxation. They also portray what makes a place unique.”

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