Saturday, August 27, 2011

Grape Stomping and Other Bits and Pieces

We've been reading about Frankie's GRAPE ADVENTURES and then we picked up the newspaper and saw that we've got some GRAPE goings on right here in our neighborhood!  Irvin House Vineyards on Wadmalaw Island is having their annual GRAPE STOMPING FESTIVAL featuring ~

you guessed it - a Lucy Look-A-Like Contest, where "I Love Lucy" Fans will get their chance to don their best Lucy costume and reenact the famous 1956 episode of "I Love Lucy" when Lucy takes a job in a vineyard and stomps grapes. Also, teams of two will compete in a grape stomping contest to see who can produce the most juice from 20 lbs. of grapes in 3 minutes. 

There will be music, food and even a bounce house!  And guess what?  The best part is that DOGS ARE ALLOWED (on leash, of course)!  So, if you or anybody you know is visiting the Charleston area today from 2:00-6:00, tell 'em about the grape stomping festival.  Um, don't think we'll be going, though, as it's right smack in the middle of our swimming time. 

Be sure to get in on the PAWS CROSSED AUCTION.  It's down to the wire and ends tomorrow 8/28!  There's lots of great deals so go check it out before it ends!  It's never too early to start your holiday shopping!

And all you Pitties out there - don't forget to send in your frog pose entries for our calendar!  And tell all your Pittie furiends about it, too!  We've already got some GREAT entries.  Do you recognize this guy?

Check out more entries HERE.  We want to thank everybody that has helped us get the word out!

We've been really slack about visiting blogs and commenting lately, but we've been on some top-secret missions in undisclosed locations.  One of our missions is to find the Penny Mine.  You might remember that we located the Ruby Mine where Frankie is reported to have found one of his beautiful wives. 

BUT, we haven't found the Lucky Penny Mine yet, so  Shawnee offered to be on the lookout during her hikes and she found this and sent it to us.

It looks like Frankie might have had to work a little harder to get his Penny than his Ruby!  BOL

Well, it Hurricane Irene pretty much bypassed SC and we're keeping our paws crossed for the rest of the country! Be safe!

Looking forward to the Back-to-School Bash next weekend.  Keep up with the latest events on Sarge's blog and if you haven't checked out the video that Mona & the Weenie  produced, you've got to check it out!

Time to go swimming and then we're gonna need a nap!

The Road Dogs


Anonymous said...

Oh the wine stomping sounds fun but really messy! BOL

I think Frankie will just love the Copper mine sign!

Have a great swim and a long nap!!!

woos, Tessa

Finn said...

Lucy look alikes! That would be a lot of fun!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Paws crossed here in Florida for all of those in the Northeast. Be safe!

FiveSibesMom said...

What a great auction for such a good cause! We placed a bid for an item!

houndstooth said...

That wine festival sounds like all sorts of fun! I don't think I look much like Lucy, but I still think it would be fun to try it.

I'm glad you guys are safe from Irene! What a relief!


Oskar said...

Hmm, I wonder if I would like wine stomping?

Thanks for helping to spread the word about the auction.

Nubbin wiggles,

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Heheheehe If I ever started Stomping those grapes... my mom would have a hissy fit... beclaws my furs would be all sticky and... PURPLE...

I love copper mine..fur sure.

I am soooooooo very glad that Irene passed your state by. I hope our other furends are as lucky.
I am really lovin that calendar thingy. Roo is such a character!!

Mack said...

Hope your paws don't turn too purple in the grapes!BOL!
Thanks for saying I am handsome **blush**

Happy Sunday,

Asta said...

I'm so glad you'we OK, I live wight next to the Hudson Wivew but neaw the Meet mawket and we have powew and no damage..I hope youw Dad is OK too
I love you and hope all ouw fwiends along the paf of Stoopid Iwene awe fine
smoochie kisses

Scooter said...

Hey Road Dogs!
Wow, what a fun post! The real I Love Lucy Lucy Lady was born about 2 hours away from my territory. Sounds like a fun festival. The copper mine is BOL fun! I can't wait to see everyone at the big Bash!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Adien Crafts said...

Hi Guys!! Your calendar photo's look great, Roo looks so funny, he always takes a good photie-o-graph we've found. Looking forward to next weekend too so we'll deffo be seeing you soon, Dex and Lou xxx

George The Lad said...

Grape stomping!! I like the sound of that, hey we could stomp some on your bouncie castle, dose it work with hops? we could make our own beer. I think I will leave the drink alone this time!!
See you at the school bash
have a good week
See Yea George xxx

Pup Fan said...

Fun post!