Saturday, July 31, 2010

You have died of dysentery...


you have died of dysentery, originally uploaded by Ryan Wenner.
Each year during the annual Oil Heritage Festival, there is a raft race. Participants launch their rafts a couple miles upriver from Oil City and float downriver to the finish line at Justus Park where all the other festivities / music / food is.

These rafters decided that rather than trying to ford the river or even hiring an indian guide, they would build a raft and try to float their wagon across. Even after all that work, all their oxen died.

After they got their raft out of the water, one of these rafters went into the park to check out the food vendors and get some food for the rest of his team. He purchased 7 funnel cakes....but could only carry 2 back to the wagon. :-)

Also last week, I found out there is a much narrower age demographic that understands my Oregon Trail jokes than I originally would have thought....

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