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2014 Danny Crawfords Ride

Danny Crawford has a ride every year in mid-July and it is almost always the hottest ride of the summer. For the past couple of years, it has also turned out to be one the wettest weekends of the summer. The 2014 ride was different. The temperatures over the weekend were very mild and peaked out in the upper 70's/low 80's (F) range. This was not nearly as hot as normal for this time of year. However, the wetness situation did not change. The rains started on Friday afternoon as the Rader wagon train was approaching Danny's farm and continued off and on over the entire weekend. The skies were mostly overcast and created some challenges for me in trying to capture photos of all of the activities. A few of the folks who were on the wagon train decided to pull out early on Saturday and when I say "pull out", I mean that literally as Danny had to bring down one of his vintage Case tractors and pull them out of the mud and up to the road. On Friday evening, a group of wagons from the Lawrenceburg, Kentucky area arrived and stayed for the weekend. We had a total of 15 wagons on Saturday and rode our usual route around Fleming county followed by a delicious group supper. Sunday we had 9 wagons and went into Bath county where we made our annual visit to Erma's lunch stand in Owingsville. This was followed by a late afternoon stop at the old swinging bridge where some of the less timid members of the group tested their courage by crossing the shaky bridge to the other side of the creek. Despite the mud and wet weather, this turned out to be one of the biggest rides of the summer. It was a fun weekend for everyone, especially Danny, whose was very happy because his crops were in desperate need of some water.


  

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Danny Crawford's Ride - Saturday

Danny Crawford's Ride - Saturday

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Danny Crawford's Ride - Sunday

 

 

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