July is Natioinal Peach Month
Parker County in Weatherford, TX had their annual Peach Festival and today, July 10th was the day for the festival! This was my first time and I couldn't wait! From Flower Mound it's about a 60 mile drive. By the time I got into the city of Weatherford I saw signs for Shuttle Buses. Therefore, I decided it would be a smart idea to park and jump on the Shuttle Bus which turned out to be Yellow School Buses. Since I was one of those kids who had to walk to school for what seemed like about 100 miles in the snow and bitter cold in Chicago, riding the school bus was a real treat!
I was the first one to get on the bus and sat in the first seat behind the bus driver. The last person to get on the bus was also alone and politely asked, is this seat taken? It was a real Forest Gump moment! We introduced ourselves and talked all the way to the entrance of the Parker County Peach Festival. We were both very excited!
Bushels of Peaches and volunteers were ready for the crowds. Passing by those peaches was a real temptation and I couldn't wait to sink my teeth into a fresh Parker County home grown peach. But I decided to wait and see what else they had offer and enjoy the festival. Honestly, I didn't know what to expect!
I spotted this dog in doggie shoes and started taking photos. I guess you can tell in photo #2 the dog was not happy about that. So I asked the owner if she wouldn't mind if I could take photos of her beautiful dog and I introduced myself and we had a very nice conversation. By the looks of her dog's face in photo #3, I guess you could say, I learned my lesson and asking for permission was the right thing to do because the dog suddenly became very, very happy!
The Parker County Peach Fest had lots to see, smell, taste, and hear. There were free smell tests for Chocolate, Strawberry, and Rainbow Funnel Cakes. I could see them and smell them but I did not buy one. You could buy Peach Salsa, lots of different types to choose! Many different types of Peach drinks, like Peach Lemonade, Peach Iced Cafe Latte, and Alcoholic Peach Cocktails. I enjoyed the Peach Iced Latte. And then there was the band! I thought the audience was more entertaining but that's just my opinion. All in all, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves and it was really fun to be in a crowd again. People were so willing to talk to each other without fear. Nobody uttered words about Covid-19 or topics discussed on the news channels. Together, we were one big crowd of every type of nationality and we were having a really good time.
When it was time for me to go, a very nice young man offered his golf cart service to get me back to the bus safely. He was the perfect gentleman! It was such a treat for me. Once again, I was the first one in line to get on the bus and people were so courteous, kind, and respectful towards each other. Again, I took the seat behind the bus driver and the rest of the people got on the bus. The last person was an older gentleman, and he asked me, is this seat taken? I had the biggest smile on my face and said, no please sit down. He was not shy at all. We had a lot in common and he about talked my ear off but it was really nice to share a conversation with someone who was just as glad to get out and about as I was.
By the time I got home, I was very hungry. I made myself a chicken salad and added my fresh Parker County Peaches and some cherries that I bought too. It was simple and easy. Mix white chicken meat with diced celery and mayonnaise. slice one peach and spread out some cherries. It made the perfect summer in July light meal and it made me smile thinking about what a wonderful day it was and how great it was to socialize with real people and nobody was on Zoom. Come to think of it, I didn't see anyone talking on their Cell Phones either! July is National Peach month and I hope yours is absolutely Peachy!!!!
This is my entry for Rocky Dickerson July Challenge