Tuesday, August 12, 2008

State Fair Soliloquoy



We started off at the little trail where lil gals "learn about farming" and Mom and Dad say things like, "This is where you pick up your government subsidy check for producing ethanol," and "Obviously they don't know anything about chickens since they have 200 eggs under each hen." Then we feel sad for little city kids who think that you throw a (fake) seed into some sand and step across the way and pick up a veggie and then get paid at the end. But, the lil gals love it!



Here's #2 taking her first and last steps on and off a school bus. She pleaded with me, "Mom, I've never been on a bus." Yeah, yeah. Thank heavens for that #2.




Requisite picture with giant fake fish, where I remind #1 and #2 that there are really fish this big swimming in Lake Michigan; where they are going with grandparents.



We all love draft horses, although whenever I am around them, I can't help
but pull my toes back inside my shoes as I imagine what ungodly pain it must be to have one step on you...



This was without any doubt, the largest horse I have ever seen, EVER! I have seen a LOT of horses, but he took the cake, and ate it! I know the camera angle is pretty bad--people would not get/stay out of my way for one second. Handyman is 6'4", with Binks on his shoulders, easily makes them close to 7' and that horse wasn't on more than a couple of inches of shavings, if that. We did not see him put his head over the top of the stall, but I don't think it would have been a struggle. The yearling in the stall next to him was eating the edge of the easy-up tent in the aisle behind them...




Here's one of my favorites--look closely...a little "plumber's action" goin' on.

We've been wanting a truck--this is what Dave Ramsey is recommending for our current situation...




Look who's driving! (Another instance where complete strangers would not stay out of our pictures!)

I think everyone should have one of these shots...



Day's almost over...


End of the day...




What's a soliloquoy??

4 comments:

Melissa said...

Very fun. We're going tomorrow. You put your daughter's but* crack on the web! Shame! heeheehee :)

JoeTaco said...

it is so good to see the girls, they are getting so old. love the plumbers crack. i will have joe post some pics of the fam today on our blog.

LT

JoeTaco said...

so is soliloquoy a synonym for blog?

LT

iPost said...

You had me at "draft horse." :0)