There are a lot of animal barns to walk through & we did them all. I love seeing all the horses, cows, pigs, chickens, goats, sheep & bunnies. We also went through the exhibition building where our neighbors, Jim & Nancy had entered in the competition. Jim's pumpkin won 4th place & Nancy's crocheted place mats won second. I picked up a booklet that tells all the categories so I can enter next year. Humm...photography, baking, wool felted items...I better start getting busy.
We really behaved as far as food goes. We ate lunch at Organic Valley's booth. The walnut burgers were pretty good. Steve & I had some pie too.
|Waiting for our lunch.|
Later in the afternoon, we left to go to Driftless Books. What a great used bookstore. They used to be located in Main Street Station but have moved to the old tobacco factory. So much more room now & a great atmosphere. They even have tricycles for the little ones to keep busy on. There were two cats there too. One had the loudest purring motor I have ever heard.
One more stop. The new music shop in town, Parrish Music. Rob bought some guitar picks and I asked about renting a fiddle. Yes, a fiddle. I have wanted to play for a while now. Don't know if I would be able to because of neck problems, but would love to take a lesson or two to find out.
When we got back we took a nap before heading to The Driftless Cafe for dinner. (Okay. I only cooked breakfast this weekend :-) It was a great pizza (Kay's Kitchen), as usual.
A new radio station started broadcasting from Viroqua Friday morning. It is WDRT. This is a BIG DEAL. It is hard to get a license to broadcast & it took many years to happen. Congrats to all involved. So of course we (esp. me) wanted to walk down to the window & wave at the DJ just like on the "Northern Exposure" TV show. We did & got invited in by John, the owner of the Driftless Cafe. He is one of the DJ's and will be on on Friday nights. Fun!
After a big breakfast & some work in the garden, Amy & Rob had to leave to get back home to their two pups, Hero & Ivy. We don't have a fenced area for them to run around in, so for now, they stay home.
This weekend we are planning on going to an alpaca open house on Sunday. I can't wait. Hope you are all having a great week! Oh & Happy Autumn!