Monday, September 28, 2009

Life in Old Town Warrenton VA

Saturday was Heritage Day in Old Town Warrenton and this is what was lined out in front of Kelly Ann's Quilting for 2 1/2 hours....






Two friends


A man and his horse...


Another man and his horse...




this was the group right in front of the store..see the painted pony there was a young lady right that horse...

These guys were being patient....they never got off their horses the whole wait...but they had a great sense of humor.

We did get a chance to chat with a few of people riding. The front group was part of the Black Horse Troop some were sort of local but most came from various states, Ohio, Kansas, Pennsylvania...they ride from town to town on their horses, do some reenacting and hang out in tents. It took 2 years for this ride to get organized because they needed to obtained permission from all the land owners along the way to ride their horses through the properties and even allow them to bunk down for the night. These guys were pretty authentic except for the cell phones. They wore wool, well worn hats, and loved to smoke cigars.

Even though we had very little business Saturday because the roads were closed for these guys and their horses it still made for an interesting day. After the horses made their march down main street there was my favorite guy in all the parade...he had a shovel and wheel barrel...what a guy.

So that's what it's like having a business in Old Town...you never know who's gonna come down your street...

Have a great fall day....
Kelly Ann

4 comments:

  1. What a treat! Sounds like you were in the right place at the right time. Can't say the same for the poor wheelbarrow guy!

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  2. Even though the smell wasn't great, it was a nice treat to have them there. I'd love to see that. Our parades are full of cowboys on their horses.

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  3. What a fun day! Sounds like these guys really enjoy what they do.

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  4. You beat me!!!!!! I love the photo of the horse buddies with the bowler hat on. Too cute ;-)

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