Our Town’s old Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Locomotive (No. 761) and Caboose got a face-lift when crews applied new black and red paint this year. The town is preparing for the Annual Gold Rush Days and Senior Pro Rodeo that will take place over the coming weekend. The new paint fits in with those preparations.
While the town will be immersed in up to twenty thousand extra non-full-time-residents this weekend, The Better Half and I will be heading out to Kalifornistan for a visit with the kids and grandson. We regret not being able to attend the antique car show tomorrow afternoon, but it will likely be the same dudes and their classics we saw at the Cops Who Care Rally in December and at the shows in October and February last year. The same goes for the parade on Saturday.
I checked the weather forecast at both ends of our trip; it will be slightly warmer at the Palm Desert end than here in town, but both will have highs in the 80’s and lows in the 50’s. This is a bit warmer than normal for mid-February. We’re packing shorts and T-shirts but with sweatpants and a hoodie in case it gets nippy.