Redneck girl 01 Posted August 17, 2011 Report Share Posted August 17, 2011 First off...This is what happens after a Hazzard Homecoming, and you've been cooked like a goose....You die...lmaoAnyways....I was sooo glad that hotel had a pool...Thanks Brian for recommending it...it was a nice little place to stay, it actually looked like my grandma's house inside!! And there was this great little restaurant called the Brookside Restaurant....The rest of the time we had to eat dollar menu from Mickey D's cause Hazzard Homecoming ate all our money!! But it was nice...My Hazzard Homecoming Experienceâ€¦..For those of you who donâ€™t wanna read my long winded drawn out story of everything that happenedâ€¦here it is in a nutshellâ€¦.Sortaâ€¦.And then comes my long winded story of what happenedâ€¦.But before yâ€™all read thisâ€¦in what I sayâ€¦I mean no disrespect to the actors themselves or the people helpingâ€¦.eveything I say is how I saw it and how I felt about it, and my own personal opinions. I mean no disrespect at allâ€¦. So here goesâ€¦.Short Version: After a few hours thereâ€¦ was sad/disappointed to see that the family friendly, good moral, entertaining show had been turned into something just to get money and not really care bout the fans who got them where they gotâ€¦ It was basically just highway robbery at a few of the linesâ€¦.Because honestly that is what it seemed like. There was a good many fans that I ainâ€™t sure how they called themselves fansâ€¦all they did was dis the cast, dis the show, and for a half hour probably they went on about how huge Daisy had gotten and how bad she lookedâ€¦from the way they went on you woulda thought she weight 800 lbsâ€¦.She looked Normal!!! Then all the ones that cut lineâ€¦then the police wouldnâ€™t do a thing to stop themâ€¦.the folks that waited in line for fours hours got jipped outta meeting some of the cast because of ones that jumped lineâ€¦.Uhhh oh this doesnâ€™t look like a short versionâ€¦.Anyways donâ€™t get me wrong I had an AWESOME timeâ€¦.even though I got roasted like a turkeyâ€¦.but it was funâ€¦.I did meet some great peopleâ€¦and getting to meet the cast was a great honorâ€¦.They all seemed niceâ€¦I didnâ€™t get the chance to meet Cooter thoughâ€¦..Waited in lineâ€¦..but here that didnâ€™t get you anywhereâ€¦.But even though there were a lot of flawsâ€¦.the second day when the whole cast got on stageâ€¦well John sung some songsâ€¦like 4 or 5â€¦which was AWESOMEâ€¦.I love his voiceâ€¦..and then the whole cast got on stage sungâ€¦talkedâ€¦.had a good ol timeâ€¦.I tried recordin it allâ€¦.but in order to get a good recordin I woulda hat to take peoples hatsâ€¦cut their puffy hair offâ€¦.etcâ€¦but m sure the folks behind me wanted to do the same thing to meâ€¦..But when they were all on state they looked sooo happy and like they was havin a really good time. So that in a way made up for all the crapâ€¦.It had its flaws but those can be worked onâ€¦.all in all it was a really good timeâ€¦and the place they had itâ€¦.was just BEAUTIFUL!! I loved itâ€¦.I hope they do have it agin next yearâ€¦.and in the same placeâ€¦since its been way down south for so longâ€¦Sperryville will give the folks up north a better chance at getting to see themâ€¦. But it was a really good time!! And then here are some of the pictures of me and the castâ€¦my face is blotted out cause there is no need to break the website or computerâ€¦ hahaha â€¦.That and it annoys everyoneâ€¦Ok that was my short versionâ€¦..hahaha sorryâ€¦.Now here is my long versionâ€¦So we left Friday morningâ€¦.That way we could go to Staunton Vaâ€¦.home of The Statler Brothersâ€¦then go down some of The Blue Ridge Parkway and back up Skyline Drive. These places were beautifulâ€¦.the Blue Ridge mountains in places were just breathtaking. So quick story bout thisâ€¦I was driving back up the Parkway and there was something in the road, I wasnâ€™t sure what it was, but I figured I was gonna hit it cause It wasnâ€™t moving very fastâ€¦.so I went past it, it was a snakeâ€¦a rattle snakeâ€¦.So I put the car in reverse and backed up the road till I got beside itâ€¦and talk bout a sound I never wanna hear aginâ€¦that snake was just a rattlingâ€¦.anyways I got the camera out and snapped some pictures of it before it got in the grass and you couldnâ€™t see it no more. I figured that would be my only chance to get a picture of a rattler in the wild that close from the safety of my carâ€¦.Now I wish Id thrown a gummy bear or something at it so it would have coiled up and turned aroundâ€¦.But I didnâ€™t think about that until down the road. Then we started onto Skyline Drive, and I had stopped so mama could take a picture of one of the signs, bout that time I started hollerin â€œTake the bear, Take the bear!!â€ She was like â€œwhat Bear?â€ I said â€œThe one behind the sign you are taking!â€ Sure nough there was a little baby bear cub turning over the rocks and eating the grub. No more than 5 feet from the car, so we got some good pictures of himâ€¦then on down the road a mommy deer and little baby deer with spots came jumping out of the woods, so I stopped and we took pictures. Then a couple different times we got pictures of more deer and more bambiâ€™s. So we got drove back up through, and we was at Sperryville, ready for the next day!! Hazzard Homecoming. We got there at probably 8, the gates wasnâ€™t supposed to open until 9â€¦but they was already parking people, and so we went and parked and stood in line, there was already a line forming. We wasnâ€™t that far back, So finally the gates opened, I went to James Best line first, because I havenâ€™t seen to many events that he has been siging at, so I didnâ€™t figure I would get the chance agin to meet him so that is the line we got in. We was about 80 back or soâ€¦wasnâ€™t that bad. Took about45 minutes to get throughâ€¦.I was soo excited I got to meet Rosco P. Coltrain that I really couldnâ€™t do anything but smileâ€¦..Its funny when I have a sober face you can see where my laugh lines arenâ€™t burnt because they never seen sun. I was too busy smilingâ€¦..Anyways everyone was snapping pictures of Mr. Best, and then the cops came and told everyone they couldnâ€™t, and then we started to read the sign there that no photos of Mr. Best were allowed. So everyone started sneaking themâ€¦.Id liked to slapped some of the people that used flashed, because that is probably the main reason he wouldnâ€™t allow any pictures, because when he did and said no flash people used flash anyways and he got tired of it. But I did get some of him that was good. So his autograph stuffâ€¦.I think pictures like 8x10â€™s were $20â€¦.If you had something to get signed it was $5â€¦..and the only way you could get a picture of you and him if you bought one of his paintings, or if you bought one of the copies of his paintings. The copies were $50. So basically a picture with Mr. Best was $50. I went to get my picture with the cast, so I bought one of the copies. It was The Ghost of The General Leeâ€¦.I liked it, now I just have to get a frame for it. Also he would only sign a car part if you made a minimum donation of $25â€¦.it would be donated to some pet shelterâ€¦.I donâ€™t remember the name off hand. He was nice, he didnâ€™t say much, course neither did I, cause I could only smile, but I got to shake his handâ€¦. He looked really tired, and seemed like it was hard to sign all that stuff. But he had a smile through it all. Then after that, since I hadnâ€™t met Daisy yet, I decided to get in her lineâ€¦.ha now that was interesting. I stood there in line from 11:00am until 5:00pm to meet her. There was two lines, there was a special needs line, which I think was great they need to do that, but they need to run them through first and then the other people. The only problem with the special needs line, was that people without special needs was getting in it, and seeing her a whole lot sooner. Then in the regular line there were people who would go through, blend in with someone and stay there. The one lady came and stood there didnâ€™t look at anyone or nothing just walked right in line. One of the folks we was talking to said something in a loud whisper that the lady who had just made her way in front of us moved on towards the back. So we stood, and stood, and eventually sat. I was lucky to be in line with really nice folks. Then it started sprinkling, and thundering. Just as we got about 10 feet from the tent it started to down pourâ€¦.Everyone that didnâ€™t have an umbrella looked like drowned rats. Then just as me and the group of folks I was in line with got to the beginning of the tent. The people came in the little golf cart to take her away to the stage. Just as we got there, the lady had said youâ€™re probably going to have to leave. But just as they was getting ready to take her to the stageâ€¦It down poured again, it started lightning and thundering. They couldnâ€™t have the stage show with lightning. Thank God it did, because if it hadnâ€™t she would have went to the stage show and we all would have stood I line for absolutely nothing, but did meet some new friendsâ€¦.Who said rain wasnâ€™t a good thing!! So got there, and Daisyâ€™s 8x10 pictures I think were $15 and $10â€¦.and a picture with her was either $5 or $10. She was super nice, and she thanked everyone for waiting in line. While we were in line her two daughters brought around free water and candy and slim Jims and necklaces. So that was really nice of them. So I got my picture with her, even though I looked like a drowned rat. The lady behind me in line, her name was actually Daisy Mae. So by that time it was basically over with through the night. I watched Cooter sing a few songs, and then everyone but Mr. Best got up on stage and sung Good Ol Boysâ€¦.and it was niceâ€¦.The hot air balloon rides didnâ€™t get to happen. And they said they probably wouldnâ€™t be able to set the fireworks off. So we left, and as we was going down the highway up in the air there was fireworks! Gosh they were awful prettyâ€¦So I assume that they were from Hazzard Homecoming. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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