"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Thursday, August 14, 2014

On the Road Again.....

Off to the Plumas County Fair
in Quincy, California

 Highway 36E
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 Train trestle near Quincy 
Highway 89S
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 Great neice Juliana ready to show her pig.
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 Juliana and Smartie
August 13, 2014

Look how handsome Smartie is!
He's a Red Wattle. Juliana got 4th place- a great
win as this is her first 4-H year!     
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Smarite is a handsome pig -
 right down to the tip of his tail!
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We stayed here at the Pine Hill 1950's classic motel 

After the pig show we explored Quincy.... 

 Charming old homes
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Some fixer-uppers....

 Quincy Historic Home

 Quincy Museum
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1905 photo of loggers.
There still is a very active 
mill operation here in Quincy. 

Later on we went back to the fair 
for the Pig Call Contest!
What a hoot- the kids had 60 seconds
to get their pig to come to them from
a corner of the arena. The best time was
11 seconds! Juliana won 5th prize
 for 20 seconds. Some pigs never did 
saunter over to their kids.

 This little piggie didn't move....

 This one finally came over after about 50 seconds...

 This piggie stood outside the box.....

Smartie was smart and made it over in 20 seconds!
Good job Juliana! 

Obviously we had a great time and
a good visit with the family!

Julianna won three ribbons! Woo Hoo!


  1. Now this is an outing that I would love to be part of. The exploring, the animals and everything. How fun. Someday hubby and I will be able to do this.

    Have a fabulous time honey. Big hugs. ♥♥♥

  2. Congratulations to Juliana on fourth place!
    Looks like a cool place to explore. I dig the train tracks.

  3. What a great job Juliana!!! I am so proud of all of her hard work raising and caring for her animals. Lovely pics Kathe!

    Much Love,

    Auntie Emmy

  4. Congratulations to Juliana and Smartie! It looks like you are enjoying your trip, and i'm glad.

  5. I wouldn't have a clue as to how one calls a pig. I doubt you stand there and yell, "Bacon!" It truly is a beautiful pig. And I don't eat bacon.


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