This is pretty much going to be the abbreviated version of the weekend. But if you want to skip the reading and go right to the photos
, I don't blame you.Saturday
I finally didn't feel like I wanted to die, so our plans were definitely going to happen. dazeebean
met me at my place, and they were nice enough to bring birthday presents. Including a giant Captain Jack Sparrow standee! *drool* I haven't decided where he's going yet, but the bedroom has not been ruled out. ;)
We headed off to The Fair and went straight to the Kare 11 barn, where I bought my Sven T-shirt. *rawr* We stood in line so I could get Rick Kupchella and Amy Hockert's autographs, and I was very disappointed that Shaver was not there. We went off to get cookies and then went back to the barn to wait for Sven. But, sadly, there were storms off to the West and he had to stay at the station. I DID NOT GET TO MEET SVEN ON MY BIRTHDAY! *whines*
Disappointed, I went off to drown my sorrows in root beer. And then we went to the butterfly house, which was super cool. The rest of our party arrived, so we went to meet them and then trotted off for food. We decided we wanted to see aminals, and shuffled off in that direction. With plenty of pip stops.
Including at The Slingshot! duckduck
and I decided that we wanted to spend a ridiculous amount of money to be shot hundreds of feet into the air, and so we did. It was great! We got the video of it and I'm going to work on getting that uploaded tomorrow.
We finally made it to the aminals. And they smell. That's about all I have to say. I wanted a apple cider float, so we headed back to the Grandstand after wandering through the barns. I thought the floats were divine last year, but they were even better this year because they had cinnamon ice cream in them! *drool* It was, in fact, a nice moment of zen as we sat eating our ice cream and apples while listening to the Gear Daddies on the Grandstand stage.
We walked through the International Bazaar where I bought the most awesome (and useless) magic wand and then decided to head home. Since it was still early, I decided to drive up to the cabin. Which was probably a bad idea since I spent almost two hours driving through a torrential downpour. Ick. But, it stopped raining eventually and I made it up okay. Riley and Earl happily greeted me and I crashed out.Sunday
Didn't really do anything exciting. Since I feel better but not fantastic, I decided to take things easy. Plus, after just getting over a high fever, I didn't want to sit out in the sun. So, I mostly sat in the shade and read, with Riley curled up next to me. He loves it when I'm up there. My mom made Lebanese meat pies for dinner and we had strawberry shortcake for dessert as my birthday dinner. I watched Flavor of Love, of course. I cannot get enough of that show!Monday
Ummm, kind of the same thing. Reading, sitting, dog curled up next to me. Came home. Did this.