Continuing on with this summer packed with fun events, the famous Budweiser Clydesdales came to Buzzards Bay for a few days at the end of August. I assumed they came all the way from St. Louis but then I heard they were from New Hampshire.
I actually lucked out big time and walked down there on the Tuesday afternoon when they arrived, and got to see them taken off the trucks.
They were inside munching away, while the stalls were set up under a huge tent in the park.
"Here comes the king, here comes the big number one..." The commercial was playing on a continuous loop in the tent and was stuck in my head all week.
Bridge reflected in the truck's chrome.
I thought, and had hoped, that this was a murmuration but the birds split up and went in separate directions after I shot this.
Their fuzzy feet are the size of dinner plates.
These are some big horses.
I can't even imagine getting stepped on by those hooves, much less kicked.
10 stalls were set up inside the tent. We had a run of sunny but cool weather so it was the perfect temp inside.
Here come a few more!
That's Buddy the dalmation. These dogs were traditionally used to guard the horses when drivers were making their wagon deliveries. He rides on the wagon seat with the drivers. Unfortunately, although a couple of hitched demonstrations were given with the wagon, which went down Main Street and also participated in a small parade in Sandwich, I was unable to get downtown for it.
All the horses are male and they all have names.
I went down to see them a few times, even though I missed the hitch.
The last day they were in town, Sheila & Joey came down from Orleans so we got together to visit the horses, and grab some food and ice cream.
Thank you Budweiser! "When you say Bud, you've said it all!"