Sunday, July 08, 2007

Graffiti Night

This is just a cool tradition. This is one of those things that makes living here fun. Around 6:00 last night, I walked downtown to meet my friend, Rose, in front of the courthouse to watch the classic cars go by. There were vendors in the sidestreets along the cruise, selling everything from fried bread to polish sausage with sauerkraut (I got a blackberry smoothie). The streets along the downtown area were lined with folks in camp chairs or sitting on the curb, enjoying the show.

Trevor & Christy had gone down in the afternoon to visit the comic book shop. Christy is taking a photography class over the summer, and this was a good opportunity to take some good pictures.

A lot of the folks driving get dressed up, or play 50's music as they go thru town. One pink Cadillac had a white rhinestoned sleeve & bejeweled hand sticking out of the trunk :) The events leading up to the Saturday night cruise include a show-n-shine (they had 750 cars this year!) and an ice cream & pie social. There are drag races at the fairgrounds too. They will wind up the festivities today at various locations around town.

Once again, if you ever plan to come visit, the weekend after the 4th of July is a great time to come if you like classic cars!

1 comment:

Lee said...

At some point it would be fun to have a car to cruise downtown in.