Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Elvis, Elephant Ears and Edsels

I can't show you what I was sewing this weekend, so I thought I would show you what Mr. Squash and I did yesterday afternoon. We walked down to the Cruisin' Colby Car Show. It's an annual event in town and begins only a few blocks from our house.

Look who was there - Elvis himself! And he wasn't doing Karaoke, he was really singing!
I always loved this pose of him - too bad we couldn't get closer.
With today's gas prices, I doubt many of us are driving V-8's anymore! There were cars everywhere - 5 blocks long and many side streets were filled with them!
Mr. Squash would like one of these so he can drive around with a dog on the passenger seat.
Terri - this purple car is for you! Edsels were there but we couldn't get close enough for a good picture!
As we walked home we stopped at the Elephant Ears booth and indulged in one - I couldn't get a photo because it was so darned buttery - and good! But as soon as we finished and wiped our hands, we had to end with a picture of this great Woody!
I hope you all had a great Memorial Day! Elvis said some wonderful words about our veterans past and present and then held a moment of silence in remembrance. It was quite touching.

13 comments:

onlymehere said...

We have what they call a "Cruise-In" every July, usually the week of the fourth and I see cars like this all over town! It's a pretty big event and the boys really love it. I think this is why we bought a PT Cruiser, they look like the older cars! I have to ask though, what are elephant ears? They don't sound appetizing at all, LOL!!

Julia said...

What a perfect Memorial Day! A walk down memory lane! Wish I could have been there. I love Elvis! Did he do a good job of impersonating him? :~)

Libby said...

What great cars - I sure have a soft spot in my heart for classics like those *S*

Sherri said...

Looks like a great way to spend Memorial Day! Can't wait to see what you've been sewing!

Linda B said...

I went to that show the year Chad had a broken leg, so had to push him around in a wheelchair. I was amazed at how good the Elvis impersonators were! And I'm with Mr. Squash. I want that truck to pull a matching trailer with alpacas in.

Stephanie said...

What fun! There is a festival in June here where they a car show and a quilt show during the festival. A his/hers kind of outing.

Mel said...

What a fun event! My family would have loved to hang out there! Um.. What's Elephant Ears?

Melanie said...

Hia I've come via Ulla- wow what an amazing purple car! I have a friend who is a fan of the V8 engine and collected Vauxhall Victors.

As for Elvis, I long suspected he wasn't really dead but going round as an occassional impersonator of himself LOL

Carrie P. said...

The woody is my favorite. All it needs is some surf boards and my guys would ready to go.

Trisha said...

What a fun day! I love the pics of those cool cars.

Kaaren said...

Love that woody!!!

Sounds like you had a fun Memorial Day.

I just knew Elvis was still alive but I never thought to look in the Pacific northwest!!!

Purple and Paisley said...

i am swooning over the purple car...and elvis, too...☺...car shows are so much fun!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Mr. Hive and I like car shows too. That woody is fabulous.