Sunday, October 12, 2008


Today is an overcast day but still warmish – but with threats of strong winds!

However, yesterday was a perfect day, weather wise! The temperature was in the mid seventies, there was no wind and the sun was shining in a clear, cloudless blue sky!

Norm and I went to the outskirts of Mankato for the History Fair that is there. My devoted fans may remember that we went last year, as well. This year we took my “pony” so that I could go places and not have to worry about hills (it’s very hilly) and not get weary five feet from the van. We also took Peanut, who had a very enjoyable time!

We visited with friends, saw lots of things we hadn’t seen last year and had a great time. The sun was shining, there was no breeze, but about thirty minutes before we decided to leave, the sky became overcast and it became very breezy. We zipped back up the hill and started to load the pony when it started to rain. A very nice young security man helped load her into the van and get the ramps in just as it started to DUMP! So we left our friends with wet canvas but didn’t have a wet pony!

We then went to the city of Mankato for shopping. Norm had brought the trailer so we were able to carry home a bunch of plywood for his shop door and wall as well as two-by-fours. We had supper at Applebee’s, then shopping at Sam's and headed home.

While on the way home, I called Mavis to see how she is doing. She is stronger (her voice sounds stronger) but still moving slowly. She has a bad back and admits that her back sometimes hurts worse than her chest, which means the chest pain is lessening. We talked for about an hour or so (so much so that I had to plug in my car charger for the phone) and got a lot of things discussed, including cat stories (our original barn cat came from her home).

Home, put things in the freezer or fridge, check emails and hop into bed!

So, now I have some pictures of the fair. If you want to see more (I missed the clay oven this year – a new one that works better), then go to last year’s page.

It will be overcast and windy today, but still a beautiful day. You have a beautiful day!

Wally is alway busy at the blacksmith shop
Katie is a pioneer woman and sleeps in this lovely tent
Part of the Clan Tartan set-up
David convinced me to allow him to keep my harp for another week! Smug guy!
Peanut traveled in style and loved it!
A view from up above
Teaching crocheting and other old crafts
This spinner raises her own Icelandic sheep and shears them by hand clippers
Wally sleeps in his covered wagon and is very comfortable and toasty there!
Showing the skills of fencing
There were even some fairies sitting on toadstools!
Goodbye - see you next year!


Candy Duell said...

Wow Connie, you are a busy lady with so much intresting happenings to report. Your weekend sounded wonderful, but I do have a question. In the picture "Teaching crocheting and other old crafts", are the two women sitting there with bonnets on twins???? If not sisters?

City Mouse said...

Wow - this one looks like it was a really neat event. The crafts tent looks like a lot of fun, but that wagon is my favorite. Glad you had a good time!

Jan said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun, Connie. That's great. Jan