8.24.2012

A Victory Rally... in my Neighborhood!!

     There's a bit of excitement in the air in my neck of the woods this morning.  I found out a few days ago that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will be holding a "Victory Rally" (free) here in my "neighborhood". 
     Admittedly, I do not keep totally up to speed on politics, nor do I care to go into my views here on this little blog.  However, I will say I felt some excitement knowing Romney's campaign felt compelled to come to an apple orchard in our neighborhood to see "us".  It is just four miles (10 minutes, tops) from my house and located right next to my daughter's high school.  And no, I don't live in the "country", but there are little slices of "country" that still remain near where I live (and that's how we like it)!  We have been getting apples, pumpkins, cider and donuts at this orchard since Megan was just a few weeks old.  It is a well kept family owned orchard and we love it!!


Long's Orchard, Michigan

     They also run a drive thru corn stand which I have frequented (it sells out most days).  Plus they have great fresh asparagus and other veggies throughout the season (but I digress)!!! 
     I am sooooo tempted to attend, but fear the traffic and potential "crazies" (lol).  I remember my mom taking me and my brother to see Gerald Ford during his campaign at a local mall back in the day.  The fact that it is a memory for me makes me wonder if I should be taking my kids this morning as a learning experience for them, too.  A couple of years ago, we did take our kids to see Bill Clinton, however, it was after his presidency (I like him better now) and through a last minute private invitation.




Photo: In my view, it’s not just bad economics; it is immoral for us to pass on the burden of debt to future generations. http://mi.tt/NYd3x5
Photo Credit Mitt Romney Facebook Page


     It is not unusual for candidates to be in our area.  In fact, Joe Biden visited a country club about eight miles from my house just two days ago.  I imagine the candidates have been in your neighborhood, too.  As you may or may not know, Romney has a Michigan-family connection (his father, George, was our governor when I was born  a few years ago).  In fact, I even worked with Mitt Romney's nephew (about 20 years ago)!  Who knew!?  Man, I am o-l-d!!
     While I am bragging talking politics, one of my good friends and former bosses worked in the George H.W. Bush administration and remains a personal friend of the Bush family.  Another boss actually worked in the Carter administration in Washington, DC.and another good friend of mine worked as an administrative assistant to Ronald Reagan.  She had an awesome collection of White House "stuff" that I used to ooohhhh and ahhh over at her house.  I guess what I am saying is I have had "brushes" with Washington, DC and presidents and candidates through my previous employment.  I'm such a vague name dropper, once or twice removed!?  I don't want to name names, for fear of Googling, etc.....  However, I do find this stuff somewhat exciting, brushes with public figures and all.
    UPDATE:  I actually again considered  attending this morning, but my daughter's friend lives even closer and was stuck in traffic 45 minutes to pick up from a sleepover by my house this morning.  Guess I am not that dedicated! afterall?
     Regardless of your politics, have any of you ever taken to the campaign trail or have you had any presidential sightings or stories??




Photo: In my view, it’s not just bad economics; it is immoral for us to pass on the burden of debt to future generations. http://mi.tt/NYd3x5
Photo Credit Mitt Romney Facebook Page






     

1 comment:

RockinMom said...

I have never been to one but would LOVE to. Great pictures.