Sunday, August 11, 2013

Canoe Carnival 2013

This time of year is always a little crazy.  The first Saturday in August every year is Canoe Carnival in the little lake filled town that we live in.  It's a time to get together with friends, build a float...and mount it on two canoes so it can make its way around a lake.  The float idea and design is usually decided by late February and the serious building starts in June.  We work a few nights a week and the occasional weekend to get it all together.  This year the theme was circus, so we decided to make a Lego Circus.  Here are a few pictures from the building and from Canoe Carnival night, which was last Saturday.

Bringing all the elements we'd made to the lake house.

Getting them mounted on the float.

The work continues...

Our float group...A Group Named Sioux.

Lego Circus out on the lake.

Another view...I loved the little penguin!

Isn't it amazing what you can do with aluminum supports, 1" foam, paint and a little creativity?

Lee and I after he rowed the float around the lake.

It was a great night, perfect weather and so much spite of the fact we came in last in our division!  Now that it's all over, I'm back to doing some sewing and knitting...more on that next time!

1 comment:

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! If that came in last, I can't even imagine how spectacular the winners must have been. Looks like great fun and you guys did an awesome job!