We had a blast this 4th of July holiday. Thursday afternoon Lucy Cate got shined up and decked out with flags and red and blue sparkly stars wrapped around the roll bar. Around 9 am on the 4th we donned our holiday headgear and slowly motored to downtown Plymouth to line up for the parade – a 3 block event down main street consisting of the community’s fire trucks and ambulance with the town’s vintage firetruck in the lead, a “float” carrying this year’s Amador County Fair “royalty”, several vintage and not so vintage tractors, a gaggle of little ones on streamered bicycles and tricycles, a few vintage cars, and a handful of miscellaneous forms of unusual transportation. If we didn’t have to wait for our turn to be announced, the parade would have lasted all of 5 minutes. On the way home we saw a sig n for a car show in wine country and decided to head over for a look. We ended up a participant. Early Saturday, we headed to Volcano to participate in the Cannonball Run Car Show and managed to get a good spot in the shade. We had all the kids and grandkids over that afternoon for Chinese food (a personal request of the youngest grandson) and rides in Lucy Cate. Over the holiday, we hit the 10,000 milestone – that’s almost 600 miles a month of pure driving bliss.