Our Photo Journey

Watermelon Carnival Shuttle Stops

Day twenty of our photo journey … 

The sun was coming up for the second day of the Watermelon Carnival before I had even closed my eyes from the day before.

Pancake and Sausage Breakfast

Everything starts out very early with an all you can eat breakfast of pancakes and sausage, along with plenty of hot coffee and orange juice, served up by the Water Valley Lions Club.

Haley taking a quick nap while she waits for her pancakes

As much as Haley loves pancakes, it is a distinct possibility that she considers 6am to be just a little too early for breakfast.

Watermelon Carnival Food Vendors

There is an entire row of food vendors to tempt you with sinfully delicious smells all day long. Don’t get too excited about the sign for daiquiris that you see here. Right smack in the middle of the Bible Belt here, they are definitely non-alcoholic drinks!

Fresh Lemons

If you have a hankering for fresh lemonade, you will find the real thing!

Chicken on a stick and Sausage Grilling

The most tempting smell of all though is all the meat on the grills!

If you are wondering how all these people get around in this town during the Watermelon Carnival, well that all kind of depends on where you want to go . . .

The Boogie Train

If you don’t care where you end up, since you usually find yourself going around in circles anyway, grab a ride on the Boogie Train.

The Watermelon Carnival Shuttle Stops Her

If you want to get downtown though, the shuttle stops here.

If you were thinking in terms of a shuttle bus though, you will find that they do things just a bit different around here.

The Watermelon Carnival Shuttle Tractor

This big tractor stops here, about every 15 minutes or so, to shuttle everyone to the activies downtown.

Shuttle Trailer

This shuttle has what I like to call, built in air conditioning.

Giant Watermelon in All Terrain Vehicle Trailer

Giant watermelons hitch a ride to the gazebo (for the contest) in this little trailer pulled by an all terrain vehicle.

I am now officially tired out from all the excited caused by our 38th annual Watermelon Carnival. Until next year . . .

Cricket Walker

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  • Reply Christy August 5, 2007 at 12:10 am

    ok Cricket

    My daughter and I have read through your days so far (she came in and asked me what i was laughing about so i had her read with me) and we’ve decided to do the same thing together.

    One beautiful photo per day for 30 days. Now…I don’t know if we’ll be as committed, but it’s worth a shot.

    Hannah said, “Mom we don’t have cows or beautiful fields.” I told her we take photos of OUR beautiful scenery so watch for it. ; )

  • Reply Cricket Walker August 5, 2007 at 12:14 am

    If your daughter is anything like mine, once you have told her, you are committed. She won’t let you get by with missing even one single day!

  • Reply Reg August 5, 2007 at 1:04 am

    I have truly enjoyed this series. It’s has got me to thinking about picking my camera up again.

  • Reply Cricket Walker August 5, 2007 at 1:13 am

    I truly hope that you do. It is so much fun to see how others see the world around them! 🙂

  • Reply Cathy August 5, 2007 at 10:17 am

    You take such incredibly clear pictures. I suppose you never even need to enhance your pictures at all?

  • Reply Pam August 5, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    What-a-melon! The carnival feels like it is a lot of fun and full of energy. I noticed you are still saving the pics that you and Haley took of each other feasting on a little melon. =)

  • Reply Lizzie June 10, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    This is really cool picutres I like to take pictures and these are so neat. I am a sophmore at the high school in Water Valley. AND I ALREADY KNOW WHAT I WANNA Do!!! keep up the good work you inspire me..

  • Reply Cricket Walker June 11, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    @ Lizzie – You are at the most wonderful age of being able to decide your future, of being able to decide to do anything you want to do. Go for it! 🙂

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