Friday, June 9, 2017

Chickenstock Friday June 9

The organizers said do not come in until after 2 PM today.  2 PM? How strange of time.  So we took some quickee showers.  Then we  (Carol) cleaned up the inside of the rig.  I checked the liquids under the hood.  The engine oil is a tan in color but not real dark.  I think that’s good.  The engine needs an oil change.  I checked with an outfit in Tok.   They said probably next week and check back with them then.  My Ford blend oil and Ford filter and their labor $30 bucks.  I don’t have to crawl underneath plus get rid of 6 quarts of dirty oil.

I got a front tire that is showing a little unusual wear on the inside tread.  It’s an easy check for a bad ball joint.  That’s probably not it but it’s a first thing that should be checked.  It’s probably an alignment thing.  Maybe down in Anchorage I will have it checked.

So anyhow we leave for Chicken which is 18 miles away.  There was about 5 miles of rough gravel road but doable of course.  DSC_0005

We get there at 2 PM which was the start time.  Yes, the place looked full and was. DSC_0006DSC_0008DSC_0025It’s a girl!…..DSC_0027

and here’s our site.DSC_0010DSC_0013

These animals were all over the place.DSC_0012

They changed bands about every 20 minutes.  They went until after 2 AM.  At least that is what we were told.  Not within in our time frame.DSC_0014DSC_0015DSC_0017DSC_0019

They set up on old parts of a dredge.DSC_0022DSC_0024DSC_0009

The sound guys in the see thru tent were awesome.  They had to change the sound for each band.  Very professional.  They were running around like chickens with their heads cut off.  cluck cluck cluck….DSC_0015DSC_0016DSC_0018

So it’s working out the first day.  Carol and I sat down in there somewhere.  Dana Jones, Loosey Goosey member, came over sat with us for awhile.  The bands seem to me more folk and country type.  A one guy band (serious type) was Cousin Curtiss.  He’s an up coming star he’s that good.  He got the audience up and dancing with his kind of music.  They gave him an extra 20 minutes.  Yes we bought his CD.

It tried to rain later on but really didn’t.  The outside shaded temperature got up to 87 degrees.  Damn…. I went looking and found some shorts, t-shirt and sandals.  It was HOT!  They said this was the most unusual hot weather they’ve had here in many years.  Whew is it hot up here.

Carol said I ate too many eggs.DSC_0030

Retirement is trying something different. What the hell!

See ya when we see ya…..