Friday, January 8, 2016

Steam engine, snoozing and they're on a roll

More good things from Christmas Day in northern Florida...


 - My sister and I were traveling from one farm to another on a Christmas Day visit, when we passed this steam engine displayed in Madison, Florida.  I love to read historical markers, so we pulled over.  It was used for cotton and peanut processing until 1919.  Cotton and peanuts are still the major crops in that area.

 - Hank, watching over my sister and brother-in-law's house in Monticello, Florida.  He loves to visit the grandparents here, so he can roam freely or just sleep on the porch. 

- When I asked niece Abby what I could get great nephew Monroe for Christmas, she said he loves PAW Patrol.  They are cartoon characters from a show of the same name on Nick, Jr. network, who go on high stakes rescue missions and solve problems through teamwork.  I like that, so I got Monroe the action figure set for a gift.  Chase, Skye, Marshall and Zuma are represented here - Rubble and Rocky were around somewhere, probably solving problems.  We all smiled when Monroe opened his present and shouted out the PAW Patrol slogan:  "No job too big, no pup is too small!!!" 

13 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn - wonderful photos - and interesting to see about the cotton and peanuts still going today ... it's great they've restored the engines etc .. cheers Hilary

Elephant's Child said...

Big smiles.
I love it when history is preserved and displayed. And suspect the machinery is very different today despite the crops being the same.

ladyfi said...

Hank is adorable.

Munir said...

Paw patrol is so cute. May be I will get my grandson some pieces too. Thanks.

sage said...

Oh, I read Steam Engine and was thinking trains... But those old farm steam engines are also pretty neat.

LL Cool Joe said...

Ha, ha love the Paw Control set and Monroe's reaction! I think I might call out that slogan too! :D

Granny Annie said...

If Ron saw that steam engine we would have spent a lot of time there. I also learned that young children like Mickey and Minnie Mouse stickers or Star Wars stickers. Hank seems to have everything under paw control. LOL

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Perfect reaction!!! Such a cute bunch of little people.

I Love Hank---He looks like a real Sweetheart.

I love the History of a place---especially in our country---It enriches one's feelings for History and for our Humanity, or, lack there-of.

Mama Zen said...

I love historical markers, too. My Papa used to call the "hysterical markers."

Sparkling Red said...

Neat! When people think of steam power I think it's usually in terms of railway trains and steamboats. I was very surprised when I learned that there was a 100-year gap between the invention of the steam engine and the invention of the steam locomotive.

Lee said...

The joy shown by a child is worth bottling...it's priceless! :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Just told Grenville about this steam engine marker as he is a huge train fan. In fact, we are planning a future train trip (once our VA house sells and that responsibility is gone). Our granddaughter also likes Paw Patrol and we bought a set for her birthday last year. Hank knows how to chillmout and relax.

Riot Kitty said...

No pup is too small! Love it.