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    Yesterday the Kidalinas and I went to the Lodi Grape Festival and saw a lot of... GRAPES!

    It was a beautiful day, nice and warm, but not too hot.


    Greg Kihn played at the Amphitheater Saturday night. I really wanted to see that, but didn't get to go. Rain played here last night, and I did see a little of one of their two shows.

    Greg Kihn
    in 1978:

    Remember him? Anyone? The Break-Up Song? Anyone?

    Amphitheater:


    Get ready for the grapes!


    Grapes:


    And more grapes:


    And for the Micechatters of the Vine:








    I tried this very delicious Cab-Shiraz from the Van Ruiten Family:


    And now, getting creative with grapes... GRAPE MURALS:

    Lodi Hall of Justice? Cool.

    It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's...

    SUPERMAN

    Paul Revere:


    Detail on the Paul Revere mural:







    Inside Zinfandel Hall:


    Grape Festival Museum:

    1960 Newspaper


    1940's



    Gidget, where's Moondoggie?

    Perhaps should stop dating myself...

    Ooh, something shiny!

    Now THAT is a tiara.

    Fancy enough...

    For a Grape Festival Queen


    More to come, but enough with the grapes already.











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    Wow! Look at all those grapes!!
    Those grape murals are just astounding!!
    Thanks for sharing can't wait for more!
    Good morning, son
    In twenty years from now
    Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
    And I can tell you 'bout today
    And how I picked you up and everything changed
    It was pain
    Sunny days and rain
    I knew you'd feel the same things...


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    • #3
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      I am looking forward to the rest. Very cool so far!

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        grape report. .
        Growing older is manditory
        Growing up is however, optional

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        • #5
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          How about some over-priced carnival rides?

          Always popular and exciting are the fun houses (the Kidalinas call them obstacle courses) where kids run when they should be walking.

          The Midway:


          The Sunwheel, it is not:


          Kidalina 1:

          on the way down
          Kidalina 2:


          Blinded by the obstacle course:


          Corn on the cob!


          If you like:

          I don't like.

          But I do like:

          NBC
          Jack:


          No Double RidDing?

          AlLrighty then.

          Charlie? Chaaaarlie!

          We're going to Candy Mountain, Charlie


          Shun the non-believer...

          Time for Rain:


          Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band:


          While it Rained the Kidalinas took the opportunity to perform some gymnastics on the dead grass behind the Amphitheater:



          Next we watched an animal show: Lights, Camera, Animals!


          Azumah the Baboon:

          Smart, but scary with a snarky attitude

          We met up with fellow MiceChatter DisneyPandyBear446:

          ^Pandy and a bad stand-in for the Fireman she hopes to someday meet

          DB and Pandy:


          Sorry so blurry, but our cameraman, Kidalina 2, was sugar-buzzed on Cotton Candy and not able to keep still





          The end of a grape day:


          Thanks for looking!










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            CHARLIE!!!!!
            :love: :love:
            Good morning, son
            In twenty years from now
            Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
            And I can tell you 'bout today
            And how I picked you up and everything changed
            It was pain
            Sunny days and rain
            I knew you'd feel the same things...


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            • #7
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              Wow! I don't think I've ever seen so many Grapes in my life! Thanks for sharing!
              Originally posted by aashee
              We are 100% grade A Disney Dorks.

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              • #8
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                Looks like fun! Any particular wines you liked from the festival?
                1st Amendment-Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

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                  Originally posted by TicTocDragon View Post
                  Looks like fun! Any particular wines you liked from the festival?

                  Van Ruiten Vineyards Cab-Shiraz, very good.


                  Only tried that one, which I really did like. It was $5, so reasonable I thought, but I had the kids and it wasn't about wine tasting for me yesterday.

                  After dealing with following them all over the Midway though, a little more wine would have been nice.










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                  • #10
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                    Wow! That looks like a lot of fun!

                    Those grapes all look so yummy!

                    I know it's out of the region and everything, but I just gotta ask ('cause they're my fav). Were there any muscadine?

                    Hmmmmm.

                    Glad you and the kidalinas had a good trip!
                    "But every night, when it gets dark
                    and the stars come out,
                    I'll look up on her behalf.
                    I'll look up in the sky and think of you."





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                    • #11
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                      Oh, grape murals. Take me back.

                      I must sit down. I was raised in the Valley, and grape murals would have been a very big deal to go and see in the Valley. This was before DMom moved to Bakersfield, so all bets are off now. But, I'm pretty sure I saw some in my youth at the Fresno County Fair. Grape murals and Beerocks to eat. Any Beerocks in Lodi?

                      Thanks, looks like great fun.

                      Beerocks here: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...174/ai_3707575

                      Lu
                      "Not Carnegie, Vanderbilt, and Astor together could have
                      raised money enough to buy a quarter share in my little dog."

                      � Ernest Thompson Seton

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                        Originally posted by TraceCub View Post
                        I know it's out of the region and everything, but I just gotta ask ('cause they're my fav). Were there any muscadine?
                        I didn't see any, TC.

                        It did seem like there were a million varieties there, but I wasn't looking out for any particular grapes.










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                          Originally posted by Very funny Lu View Post
                          This was before DMom moved to Bakersfield, so all bets are off now.
                          :lmao:


                          Grape murals and Beerocks to eat. Any Beerocks in Lodi?
                          I didn't see any Beerocks, but oh my goodness! Beerocks sound yummy. Thanks for the link, Lu.










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                          • #14
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                            DB I love the picture of the Kidalinas and you!

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                            • #15
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                              Glad you had fun! Love the pictures and those murals are cool!:yea:
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