Thursday, August 26, 2010

DAY TWO: August 23, 2010

Fair entires were judged today!  But first we enjoyed an afternoon of harness racing.  This man won King for a Day:

A swing around the halls to see some of the other entries and the ribbons.

Elementary school artwork
Some winning photographs

A flipflop quilt

Winning green tomatoes

Collection of ephemera from the Illinois State Fair

This year, my mom decided to enter in the floral exhibitions. And she did pretty well! Especially considering she used only roadside weeds and found objects for vases.

DAY ONE: August 22, 2010

On Sunday, we dropped off our entries for the fair and then went to lovely party hosted by Cyndi, Jim, my mom and Gail.  Then Monday, we drove up to Lake Mattoon for a few hours to see Josh's family cabin.  We got a nice ride on their pontoon boat too.  Beautiful lake.

Then Ross's friends invited us over for a very nice cookout.