My brother Ron rented a picnic shelter at a park in Hartford, and ordered lunch from a caterer he was familiar with. The weather was beautiful, the food excellent and the company enjoyable. My mom had invited her friend Bob's family as well. They've been dating for a few years, and we hadn't met his extended family. I think everyone had a great time.
Our family is pretty small, but with Korey and Cathryn living in Nebraska, we don't get together that often. It was great to have us all in the same place again. I know my mom and I really enjoyed everyone being together. In addition to my mom, there is my brother Ron and his wife Laura and their new puppy Snoops. Kevin and I were joined by our sons Eric and Korey, and his wife Cathryn.
Yesterday was my 60th birthday. Every year we've been working in Beaver Dam, I've wanted to attend the Dodge County Fair. For some reason or other, we've never gone. Yesterday was the day we finally went. I really enjoyed the pig, duck and goat races. In fact, it was so much fun, we went twice. Other than that, we wandered through some tents selling the standard stuff and visited the animal barns. It's so amazing how hard the kids work on raising and caring for their animals. A whole world we know nothing about. I know the sale of their animals helps some of the young people earn enough money to attend college.
We planned to stay for the Oak Ridge Boys concert in the evening, but there were some pesky rain showers throughout the day, and they came back while we were waiting. By 8 pm when the show was supposed to start, it was still raining and we were soaked. The show was obviously going to be delayed, so we gave up and went home. Good thing the show was included in the admission price, so we weren't too concerned about missing it.
A few weeks ago, I saw this cool cloud formation. I see a troll laying down. You can see his chin, nose, eye, forehead, ear and tall hair. His arm is down near the tree. Does anyone else see it??
The campground will be near full again this weekend. Only two more weeks until Labor Day. The summer is almost over. Time sure flies. We plan to leave on October 9th, so not that many more weeks to go. I have to admit, I'm looking forward to heading south again. Especially, since we have a family trip to Mexico planned for the end of October!
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