Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Last weekend with Lily was great! She absolutely LOVED the county fair, went on all the kids' rides, had her first sno cone, and won a toy at a carny game. Whoo Hoo! Me?I was a bit disappointed. Haven't gone to a county fair for many years and and the fairs from my childhood seemed quite a bit better and larger than this one. Is it my faulty memory or have county fairs become not much more than 4H exhibits and a carnival?

After the fair, we got home, set up the tent, hiked in the hills behind the house to get firewood and cooked our supper over a campfire. Lily's first weenie roast! She only lost one in the fire and she thought her hot dog was super! After a couple of hours in the pool to cool off, we "slept" in the tent. She slept and I tossed all night trying to get comfortable. I told Don later, my tent camping days are finally over. I've always been a tent camper--the more primitive, the better, in my opinion, but now the ground had become way too hard for me. Despite the fierce thunderstorm during the night which Lily slept through, she thinks camping is great! So I guess all told, we had a very good weekend.

Monday, I took off on a 6 hour drive to Milwaukee along with 2 co-workers, for 6 hours of training on Tuesday. Good material, but it could have been done on a webcast. It's so irritating that people in large cities have no idea how inconvenient it is for us to get there. I don't mind going but the training had better be worth it and this wasn't. I got home last night at midnight and decided to take today off.

I got green beans, broccoli and peas in the freezer, as well as blueberries from the store. Got some laundry done and am making great progress on the shawl I'm knitting. Overall, a day well spent.


  1. What a fun weekend! I agree with you that the fairs are not what they uster was. It used to be the social highlight of the farm country where I was raised. Now it's sleazy and tacky. Last year my daughters, dil and grandkids did get to see a calf being born. That was pretty cool. It sounds like it was a good weekend all the way around.

  2. Wow, sounds like you were a busy girl. I love camping in a tent, but have to admit that I went from the ground to an air mattress to a cot! The older I got, the more cushion I needed.

    My daughter was in 4-H for many years and enjoyed the small fairs better than the big ones.
    I always headed to the food section for the cinnamon buns!

  3. Sounds like a super weekend for all. I know what you mean about the Fair's. No it is not your faulty memory, they are just as you say now.