Thursday, September 23, 2010

Weekend With Amy & Rob

We had a fun & relaxing weekend with daughter Amy & her husband Rob. We started out by going out to eat at Chilitos. We decided to sit outside since it was so nice out. Not too many nights left to do that. The weather man was calling for scattered showers both Saturday & Sunday so we decided to take a chance on going to the fair on Saturday. Steve really wanted to see the horse competition so it worked out great when it didn't rain after all.
There were many different competitions during the day. The one above had three eight horse teams. These are the Clydesdale's. Such beautiful animals. It is unusual to have eight horse teams compete so we were lucky to see them. The ground shakes as they gallop by.
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., 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.

Have you ever had a fried Snicker Bar or any other candy bar? Rob & I were tempted, just to see what texture it was on the inside.  So if you have ever had one, let me know.
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.
 After they left for home, Steve trimmed out the opening for the new garage doors. We are all ready now. Just waiting for the call that they are in. While he was busy doing that, I made three burlap bags for storing potatoes.

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!


Nancy@el vigilante said...

Oh my, looks like you were busy having so much fun this past weekend. Let us know how the alpaca visit goes -- I would love to have one or two! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Looks like everyone had a great time! The Clydesdales are just beautiful!!...debbie

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

I had a fried Snickers bar. Oh. My. Goodness. It is that good.

Looks like you were having a great time.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Carol............. said...

You guys had yourselves a lot of fun!

Barb and Steve said...

Yummm...fried Snickers :-)

Roundabout said...

Looks like fun weekend! By the way I drove by the "GARAGE" sign you guys made. It look so nice! Great job! And I'm on the hunt to find & devour one of those fried snicker bars!!!!