Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April Is Here

 Platte River

 I would say they want you to have a voracious appetite to eat here. Perhaps putting the food on the table and all present may feed in a frenzy. I shot this since a diving friend is known as Shark Dive among us who negotiate our friendships over the Internet. He will want to eat here I am sure.





 I listened for the crowd noise in the empty fairground grandstand. I thought of my first time looking at becoming a rodeo star with huge belt buckles given as prizes and awards. My first ride was on a horse who went forward, reared back and I went over it's head hitting the ground hard before it's rear feet did. Thus I ended my career, wondering how many could sit comfortably with such a large buckle. It is an interesting sport and I still watch, but favor not getting too bruised and banged up with my endeavors.







Another gem found in this tiny Nebraska town was a soda fountain. Think I will have a cherry phosphate to start.
Doe!

22 comments:

  1. Yay April! I love finding old soda fountains to visit.

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  2. That sandstone building is amazing. Fun shots!!!

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  3. A very interesting sign for that pizza shop. I wonder what made them think of that.
    Your adventure in rodeo riding is one of those "sounded like a good idea at the time" things....lol

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  4. Wood ducks are one of my favorite animals during Spring. The Silver Maple trees around my house often are used for their nests and I have been fortunate enough to see a "drop day". Last year I found a lone duckling wandering alone in the driveway and wasn't quite sure what to do about it since the others were nowhere to be seen.

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  5. You've had a very interesting poke around your area and come up with some interesting photos. A retired rodeo star? that sounds pretty good.

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  6. Well---looks like you had a very short career on that bucking horse!!!!!! ha.... I enjoy watching them --but like you, wouldn't want to get bruised or MORE.... ha

    Love old soda fountains. I remember that my Daddy used to take me to our hometown soda fountain and buy me an ice cream. Those were special times which I had with my sweet Daddy.

    Hope April brings you (AND ME) some Spring!!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  7. That is one odd sign for the pizza shop, but your internet friend should add it to his bucket list. Loved the rodeo story. At least you can say you tried it.

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  8. Interesting serie, Steve !
    April is here too but not the spring. Very cold this morning.

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  9. Well I had no idea the Simpsons lived in Springfield {Nebraska}! Lol.

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  10. It seems like just a few weeks ago those ducks were sitting on ice.

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  11. Far upstream in Colorado I've waded the Platte where is it a mere trickle...:)

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  12. Your first horse ride sounds like a terrifying one. Great pics.

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  13. Steve, a great photo tour around a small Nebraska town, and even better in the nice weather you had there. I wondered if that grandstand came alive with lots of activity in warmer months. Too bad about your past career plans...maybe better to have found out very early.

    To answer your question on our Easter candy purchases, they were pretty much as described on Grenville's recent blog post...chocolate peanut butter bunny, Peeps, and a few MORE Cadbury Carmel eggs. Also thanks for the compliment on my rear window cloud shot. I haven't started or participated in any online photo challenges, but it's a thought.

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  14. Ohhh, but I'd love to have a Coke float at a real soda fountain.

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  15. Quite an anthology of photographs with an eclectic story to tell, too. Loved the shark sticking our the restaurant!

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  16. Well, at least the snow's gone!
    Both my ex-son in law AND my now Present Son in law rodeoed...
    Tim present SIL rode bulls and the ex-SIL roped calves.
    Happy weekend!
    hughugs

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  17. Ola,adorei conhecer teu blog,è muito lindo e interessante.Meu grande abraço.SU

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  18. So many great pictures. I just love that one with the shark on it!

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  19. Wonderful photos! We have the daughter of one of Gregg's cousins who is a barrel racer. I've seen photos, just can't imagine doing that myself but maybe when I was a young girl and brought up around horses. I do love them but to look at and admire, and pat their neck occasionally.

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  20. I love the pretty ducks. And the dark brown vitrine-cupboard!
    If I went eating at the shark place, the shark would probably take revenge by showing up in a night mare!!
    Grethe ´)

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