Saturday, June 20
We woke up to rain on Saturday morning – heavy rain.
Despite the rain, trucks continued to arrive.
The weather cleared by 9:00 AM and people began checking out the trucks again.
I would guess that this golf cart is owned by a trucker.
I was pleased when an old trucker friend (green) – who I haven’t seen in years – stopped to say hello. He introduced me to his brother (blue).
The owner of the trucker golf cart heard that I liked it and came back for some posed photos.
This couple was interested in seeing the inside of the chapel. Volunteer Chaplain Bob gave them the tour.
Our nephew Bryan (black shirt), his wife, Leslie, their son Bryson, and two of her relatives came to visit us.
We began hearing that rain was supposed to arrive by 2 PM, so decided to take the canopy down before it got wet.
By this time it was cloudy and the canopy was not as important as when it was sunny.
Drivers began pulling out before the expected rain.
It was interesting to watch the owners of this dump truck – filled with “rocks” – load it onto a lowboy.
Leaving the park
Watching the trucks leave the park is a highlight of the two-day event, because it is kind of like watching a parade.
The drivers know they have an audience and love to give us a “show of power” as they go up the grade to the exit into the town of Macungie.
I told Cerwin that I am doubtful that most boys ever grow up, because many of these men giving us lots of noise are way beyond middle age.
Then it was time for us to leave – and I was following the chapel to TFC’s headquarters.
I’d much rather be inside the chapel tractor, but there are a few times a year when I must be in a car following it.
We were blessed to be there again this year.