Thursday, November 28, 2013

Our Christmas Parade Float - The Beginning

I am finally working on a crazy idea I had a while back. We are creating our own Christmas parade float.


I have had the idea for a while. I just think it is so cool to watch a parade and started wondering what it would be like to be in a parade and that led to creating a float.


The local Christmas parade is free to enter. We watched the parade last year and thought we could definitely do this.

I put out feelers for any friends who wanted to help out or be on the float. No serious takers.

The husband and the father in-law have been on board for the preparation. The husband came up with the design once we found out the theme. I must admit is it very creative and sticks completely with the theme. Last year's floats did not stick with the theme. The husband is playing to win in the competition.


Some amazing things have already happened in our quest for parts to the float. The weekend following when we found out the theme the husband designed the float. The next day we went thrifting and found the majority of the parts. It all just came together. Last weekend we went in search of a few more parts. The local thrift just gave us the parts after we dropped off our donation. They told us they are doing a float too. I can't wait to see theirs.


Now we only have a couple little things for the float. The husband already put together a few parts. I have to hot glue some things. Then in a couple weeks we put together the main parts. Then a couple days before we put the lights on the float. It should all come together in time and without a rush, hopefully.


I don't feel like I contributed much to the design, but I will help with putting it together. The husband and father in-law are very handy. For them I hope we win something. I will be happy if it goes of without a hitch. 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Ocala Pumpkin Run

After the Jeeptoberfest and pizza we went to the Ocala Pumpkin Run for the rest of the afternoon. 

The husband was peeved when we wandered the For Sale section. Here is what I need to buy, a Pinto: 

Then we wandered through the many people to look at all of the cars. It was a huge car show. These are the highlights of the hundreds of pictures I took.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Jeeptoberfest 2013

On 10/26/13 Ocala, Florida had not one but two HUGE car shows. 

The husband traded a car for a Jeep a few weeks back. When he heard there was Jeeptoberfest he had to go. 

We took along the father in-law and started out at 7 am to get in both shows. It was $5 to get in without a Jeep. The husband and his dad picked up tons of free swag. They were giving away stickers, koozies and imforation and key chains. I took pictures. We watched people drive through the courses. It was a ton of fun. 

They reported after the festival that over 1200 Jeeps came. The husband kept walking around telling people about his 1976 CJ-5 and how he was going to be in the Jeeptoberfest next year. 

Here is the first half of the day at Jeeptoberfest: 

I love this color. 

The husband loves a vehicle he has to climb into. 

The wetest part of the course. 

I like the color scheme. 

The tougher course had hills and rocks. 

This one looks fun for camping. 

This man restored a 1946 Jeep Willys starting when he was 12. 



The camo Jeep helped pull Jeeps out when they were stuck on the course. 

Rock climbing

That looks like fun. 

They look good all lined up. 

There's that Renegade again. 

Jeep Wagoneer that the husband had years ago.