Monday, August 23, 2010

A Wisconsin Tradition

August 13, 2010
Though I’ve made a habit of visiting the Wisconsin State Fair with my parents on its opening day, this year I was unable to do so; I was still recovering from surgery.
Understanding my love of the fair and my need to get out of the house, Brian agreed to take me to the fair on Friday night.  We met up with his cousin, Amy, her husband, and our sister, Becky. There was some rain in the forecast, but that did not deter us, and neither did my inability to walk.  I got my first wheelchair riding experience (see my previous post for a picture of wheelchair-bound Amy). 
I haven’t yet recovered my normal appetite, but I did my best to sample some of the fair goodies.  Most important on my list of must-eats was flavored milk - nothing deep-fried or on a stick for this girl!  I’m convinced that it’s not only the tastiest treat at the fair but also the most economical - it’s only a quarter per glass! I really enjoy the root beer milk. 
We saw some of the animals too.  That always worries Brian.  He knows I’m going to spend too much time talking to and petting the animals, and he can almost guarantee I’ll ask for a pet.  I did miss out on the horse shows that always make me think of my grandpa, but I was able to explore the goat barn.  I do love goats, and I picked one out as my next pet.  Now, I just have to convince Brian that I NEED the goat..and probably a donkey too. 

At about this time two years ago, we were enjoying wonderful Rocky Mountain National Park.  Colorado is amazing, and we spent time hiking and climbing.  The picture of me in the background is from that trip.  
What a difference two years can make (a broken ankle and two surgeries to repair it)!  I certainly liked what we were doing two years ago much better!    
At about this time two years ago, we were enjoying wonderful Rocky Mountain National Park.  Colorado is amazing, and we spent time hiking and climbing.  The picture of me in the background is from that trip.  
What a difference two years can make (a broken ankle and two surgeries to repair it)!  I certainly liked what we were doing two years ago much better!    

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