Yeah, I got that.. I think that I'll be on a 'Craigslist-Retirement Program' when I can't work anymore.. I'll have YEARS of stuff to sell..
Here are some photos from the party at my place the weekend of the 23/24th.
I didn't get many photos on Sunday when the whole crowd was in the back yard, I think we had around 120 guests. unfortunately I bought food for 150 very hungry people, so I have lots of leftovers. Pulled Pork Sandwich anyone??
The mini-tour on Saturday went well, we had a good lunch at the only restaurant that would take us, all the other ones either would NOT take reservations or not take a group of 15-20, or would limit your menu etc etc.. This pub was glad to have us, was all set up, waiting, good food, good service Then we were off to the next stop:
I used a 'trump card' from the Sheriff Deputies that hunt my property, one of them called a buddy Deputy on duty, and we had the 4-lane road blocked for us, so we could exit the restaurant as one group. !! That went well !!
We then toured to the Cooke's Farm Dairy for some icecream. Best stuff in SE Michigan.
Then on back to the farm for a catered night of drinks and Hor'sdourvres. And of course Car talk.
The next day was the big BBQ party. We started with a catered brunch, about 50 people showed up for that, then we had a very short tour into town, about 4 miles, to rummage through all the antique shops. Several people found items to purchase. We also went into two local museums that I'd never been in, they were very interesting.
Then back to the farm at 4pm for the BBQ and party.. An addtional 10 or so cars showed up, from the '70's on back to a '37 ford,
A neighbor brought over a tractor and haywagon and gave tours out to the lake and the back property.
All in all a great weekend,
Then starting monday was the big national meet of the Pierce Arrow society in Western Michigan.. that lasted until July 1st.