We made it up and around this morning just as I told you all that we would, and made it to the Iris Festival right on time, the weather was nice but soon turned hot which made me happy that I chose to wear my favorite Black Harley Davidson ball cap, I knew there was I reason I have a couple straw hats that are not black, although I could use a black straw hat, recon my wife needs a hint for a birthday gift—hint hint.
We started off by walking by the Yucaipa Fire Department booth we always like to stop and talk with firemen, policemen, or any group of people in this under appreciated line of work, Cindy has been through a good deal of stress with her Mom the last few weeks, as you know Alzheimer’s is a serious condition that takes a big commitment to deal with and Mom has been a handful lately, night before last Cindy’s blood pressure reached a very high range which got our attention and we have plans to talk with her Doctor about this.
The Festival was nice but seemed way smaller than it was last year, a lot less vendors it seemed and although the exhibits were nice there were not that many to see so needless to say we were through it and on our way to lunch in record time.
The drive up to Oak Glen was nice, saw a lot of Corvettes actually followed a white convertible about a 1966 model which was really nice on the way up the mountain, we spent the day walking through the shops and visiting with a lot of people we had never met before, a stop into one of the shops at Oak Tree Village where Cindy gets Dark Chocolate dipped licorice every time we go there, she stops by the open cooler to get a sample of crackers and cheese while looking over the store, places her order and gets a sample of cheese and crackers and sausage this time, pays for the licorice and on the way out we decide to get something to drink, we place our order and Cindy is having a sample of Crackers and dip, now she is not quiet about this she is telling everyone how wonderful these crackers are, steps up to pay for our drinks and looks at the samples, I ask her “Don’t you think you are about to get us thrown out?” One lady behind the counter is giving her the eye so we thank them and take our drinks outside.
no wooden Indians but we did find a wooden bear which I had to make sure was actually wooden before I could take Cindy’s picture with it. We stopped by a place we have seen but never visited they had a large BBQ Grill outside loaded down with all kinds of ribs and other meats it smelled so good and had we not have already eaten this would have been our lunch choice, the whole place was clean and a lot of grassy areas suitable for picnics, I see a future plan coming together don’t you.