I would like to welcome guest bloggers Bob and Brenda Ammons! More "famously" known as Molly Shakespear's humans, Bob and Brenda are attending Columbia Mule Days, and were nice enough to keep us updated on what's going on over there:
LARRY THE CABLE GUY AND AMAZING GRACE
On Wednesday morning, Brenda and I met our good friends, Bill and Helen Eyre from Shelburn, Ind., at a truck stop on Interstate 24 in West Kentucky. We than traveled to Columbia, Tenn. for Columbia Mule Days. After our experience there last year, we knew we were in for another fantastic time. After an outstanding meal at Stan's Restaurant, we drove to the check-in cabin where we were warmly greeted by Harvey Spann and shown to our camp site.
It's 10 a.m., on Thursday morning at Columbia Mule Days. And the log loading contest is underway. Larry the Cable Guy is assisting the first team and of course the crowd is being very encouraging by yelling GIT-ER-DONE. Larry did a surprisingly good job of assisting with only one mistake. While holding the reins to the mule used to roll the logs onto the wagon, he turned to the crowd and said that he had the most important job, holding the HORSE!
It's now noon and time to decide on which of the many concession stand to stop at for lunch, they all looked very appetizing.
With lunch under our belts Brenda and Helen inform us its time to check out the flea market. Bill and I knew this would be very time consuming as there were so many.
At 2 p.m., we are back in the bleachers to watch Amazing Grace preform her tricks. This little molly mule does everything from pushing a baby buggy to dunking a basket ball. She even has a staring role in the soon to be released movie "Get Low" with Robert Duvall.
The mule race started around 5 p.m. and it was interesting to me that the shortest mule in the race was the fastest.
Several other timed events followed.
Once again Columbia Mule Days is an event you just don't want to miss. Thursday's events have been
great we can hardly wait for Friday to get here.
--Bob and Brenda Ammons