Sunday, September 16, 2012

Last day of parking.

Up early to 60 degrees and sunny skies…..just perfect weather for the parking team’s last day of work.   The RVs started coming in slow and steady for a while then picked up heavily in the early afternoon. 
Barb getting ready to take a team of workers to their posts.  (front: Barb and Al, back: Fran an Sharon)
Barb and I making a coffee, donut and water run to the team.  (sorry the picture is blurry)
Front gate where all RVs check in.
At 2:00 p.m. the gate was closed and the parking team’s task was completed.  We were blessed to have such a great team of people to work with.  
The remainder of the day consisted of:  opening ceremonies at 3:00 p.m. and the entertainment at 7:00 p.m.  Our entertainer for the evening was Yakov Smirnoff.  We were pleasantly surprised at how funny and entertaining we was.  The most interesting thing  about him, to me, is how much being an American citizen means to him.  He shared his story of coming to America in 1977 and later realized his dream of becoming an American citizen.  He described what being an American citizen means to him and how the events of 9/11 affected him.  Before he came on stage a short film was shown about his early life and about his painting which later transformed into the large mural used in the memorial service on the first anniversary of 9/11.  His painting was inspired by his feelings about the event and  based on an image of the Statue of Liberty. 
John and I will not set the clock tonight and plan on sleeping late in the morning.  I know Fred will be very happy. LOL
Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

1 comment:

  1. I just bet that 'ol Fred snores, too!..Have a nice late morning tomorrow..McGyver is in the fields harvesting corn, so I now can get at the computer easier:-/