A Clean Truck, A Parade & An Irish Faire

Posted by on March 17, 2013

On Friday, Michael washed truck as it needed it pretty badly!  When he was over half done I went out and assisted by rinsing off what he had washed.  You could say I was playing with the hose since I might have sprayed Michael and myself a few times…but I’d rather say I was working.

Working hard at making the truck sparkle

Working hard at making the truck sparkle

St. Patrick’s day was celebrated on Saturday here in Phoenix.  There was a parade that started at 10:00 am that last until 11:30 am.  We enjoyed watching several groups of bagpipers, Irish dancers and various other groups march down the street.  We were able to find space in the shade to set up our chairs so the heat didn’t bother us at all.

One of several Bagpipe groups

One of several Bagpipe groups

Irish Wolfhounds....they're HUGE!

Irish Wolfhounds….they’re HUGE!

Irish-made DeLorean's

Irish-made DeLorean’s

A horse of another color....

A horse of another color….

You can bet there was a little 'bruising' going on when Michael & I saw this entry!

You can bet there was a little ‘bruising’ going on when Michael & I saw this entry!

When the parade was over we took our chairs back to the truck and then hopped on a shuttle that took us to the Irish Faire that was being held on the grounds of the Irish Cultural Center.  Admission was $10 per person which we thought was a bit steep as the faire itself was quite small.  We made the most of it and watched several Irish dance groups and a couple of Irish folk music bands play.

Faire Food - Pulled pork sandwich & cole slaw

Faire Food – Pulled pork sandwich & cole slaw

This guy danced all around and played a fiddle...not sure if he was a performer or not...but we thought he looked like Slash...others thought Alice Cooper

This guy danced all around and played a fiddle…not sure if he was a performer or not…but we thought he looked like Slash…others thought Alice Cooper

A kilted Michael

A kilted Michael

We left the faire in time to go to church at St. Gregory’s.  The church was set up in an ‘L’ shape with the altar at the intersection of the ‘L’.  This was the 2nd church we’d been to that was set up like this and it just doesn’t quite seem to flow well.  One wall of each leg of ‘L’ was all 18 x 18 inch stained glass windows…very pretty.  This weeks priest was one that Michael and I both enjoyed as he pretty much threw his homily out the window and just talked.

St. Gregory's Catholic Church

St. Gregory’s Catholic Church

Today has been a day of relaxation and getting caught up on chores that we’ve let slide.  We also watched a movie from 1963, ‘It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World‘.  I’ve seen parts of it in the past but Michael had never seen it…it’s a goofy one…but a good one with TONS of big names in it (Spencer Tracy, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Don Knotts, Mickey Rooney, Jonathan Winters are just a few).  If you ever get a chance…watch it!

While I grilled our dinner (beef kebabs) Michael started work on a more permanent fix for our underbelly that started falling down on our trip from Kerrville, Texas to Balmorhea, Texas.  He should be able to finish it tomorrow….pics to come.  I took a little time to dip my feet in the pool while reading my Kindle…the water is still cold by much better than a week or so ago – my feet didn’t get numb this time!

Yum!

Yum!

Working on the underbelly

Working on the underbelly

Ahhh....

Ahhh….

 

 

 

 

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