Each year over Labor Day Weekend, a Steam Thresher's Reunion is held in Rollag, Minnesota, which is near Fargo, North Dakota. Today, Dick and I returned from a similar farm show near Avon Park in central Florida, where we spent three days with our friends Ron and Sue from Illinois. The most popular transportation of choice to navigate the grounds at Rollag is a four-wheeler. At the Florida event, it is a golf cart. There were so many golf carts that it looked like ants had crawled out from under every rotted log within a 60 mile radius. The four of us chose to navigate the grounds on a lawnmower pulling a handmade sully made with a school bus seat. Each morning, we opened our camper's door facing these orange groves. Oh the aroma... the trees are bursting with spring blossoms.
A major portion of the event was vendors selling their wares... mostly antiques. In upcoming posts, I will share some of the treasures that I uncovered. We walked down the main street of an 1800s town where a metal sculpture of the Clampetts was parked. Jed Clampett and Daisy May "Granny" were recreated especially well, I think.