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Vacation and Sparking with Sparkers


Thursday, September 19, 2013

We have been on a journey the past 2 weeks and it has been fun & exciting!! I am going to take you through with pictures. Some of you may be surprised at.

We left home with our 2nd home (camper) to attend a Cty. fair in IA. It is billed as the largest County Fair in the world. Don't know but it's big!! I lived in the area and showed cattle and had 4-H project entered every yr. This place is 185 miles from our current home so the 1st leg of the trip.

Had to add this one. This tractor is similar to the one I learned to drive at the ripe old age of 7! It was my tractor for a couple yrs. until the next oldest brother "came of age" and we had to share. He progressed to bigger tractors. I couldn't do some field work due to allergies so I stayed with the little one.

(A picture for Chris) The 4-H kids had all their animals there on the days we went. Lots of coming and going with open class. The Clydsdales and Persirons were gone already. The horses were judged in groups of 14 and many groups went through. We didn't watch them all.
This is a picture of my DH sitting on the tire rim of one of the tractors. There was about 3 city blocks of farm equipment to look through and it was all this massive size. We did the fair in 2 days. One was all the buildings, crafts etc (things I was interested in:)D ) The 2nd day we did machinery, homes, campers, things for DH. Long days but fun. We then began to travel again. Headed back into MN. only on the west side for a family wedding.

This picture is of the bride and groom (our nephew) Had a wonderful time with family over the weekend. My SIL (his mom) put on a feast for Fri. night and the coordinated a wonderful dinner seen below. My plate of food! I even stayed fairly close to my calorie base!!

This is my entire immediate family. We were so fortunate we were all able to go although our daughter and our one son & family had to get home to work the next morning.

Now, we are on the road again. A stop over in Chamberlain, SD gave us a comfortable ride for Mon. when we arrived at Custer Gulch campground to meet with new friends that I met through SP. We are the RVers' and decided to have a mini Rally to meet. We have had so much fun and seen so much. Even the fellows are chatting it up like old friends instead of having just met. It sounds like we gals tend to share some of our internet conversations with the guys and they felt they knew each other as well. I think the tradition that was started here this week will continue! We have sight seen, walked, talked, enjoyed campfires and tonight will be enjoying each others cooking at our potluck. And here are a couple pictures to share. If you know other on the RV team, more picture posting is being done.

(Sharon, Jude, Eileen Marianne, Brenda & PJ)

Sparkers are wonderful and a ton of fun!! Another of our team came in last night and we have an activity planned for tomorrow so we will get another picture of us all!! (Hubbys too!!)
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BLUEANGELLK 10/2/2013 12:34PM

    Looks like it was a great trip!!! It was full of a lot of different adventures!


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MCJULIEO 10/2/2013 10:12AM

    That is one heckova BIG county fair!!!!! LOVED the photos... you live a varied and interesting adventure!

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SAMMIESMOM13 9/24/2013 11:52AM

    Gosh, sounds like you've been having fun. Wish we could have joined you at the campgrounds!
Was it the Great Jones County Fair? :)

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CHALLENGER15 9/22/2013 8:30PM

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HOLDINGMYOWN 9/22/2013 10:45AM

    Eileen~~ Was trying to picture you as a 7 yr old....reaching the gear shifts on the wee tractor! ( which would not be wee to a 7 yr old! emoticon )

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TXGRANDMA 9/21/2013 10:06PM

    Thanks for the picture of the Paint Horse, Eileen! Too bad that the draft horses had already left. I love the big horses and the horse pulls. That tractor tire Roger was in was Huge! You don't realize how big they are till you see a person next to them!

So glad that everyone could make it to the wedding, that made for a perfect get-together! The bride and the groom looked really cute together!

Also, the get together with the rest of the RV team had to have been a dream come true! I would have loved to have gone, but will have to be content with seeing everyone else's pictures and reading postings and blogs! Thanks so much for sharing! emoticon

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FRAN0426 9/21/2013 12:41AM

    Sounds like you have had a great , busy two weks. Wonderful pictrue of your family, nice you all were able to attend the wedding. The newlyweds are a cute couple. Enjoy the evening and have a safe trip home Eileen.

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PICKIE98 9/20/2013 6:50PM

    What a absolutely fantastic trip!! We met with ONE Sparker for two days,, a campout would have been over the top for me..
What a great tradition to start.. Maybe you will turn others into Sparkers .. take some Spark cards with you!!

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PATRICIAAK 9/20/2013 6:43PM

    how fun

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MISSCUS 9/20/2013 3:44PM

    Great pics. Interesting blog. Glad you had a grand time!! I love the GTG!

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L*I*T*A* 9/20/2013 11:21AM

    great you had an awesome time!!!

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PCOH051610 9/20/2013 8:44AM

    Loved the pictures! The fair looks interesting and were you really only when you learned to drive a tractor, wow

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CAKAROO 9/20/2013 7:17AM

    glad you are having fun!

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BRADMILL2922 9/20/2013 1:44AM

    Looks like you had a great time! Love the pics! Thanks for sharing :)

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1STATEOFDENIAL 9/20/2013 1:29AM

    That's awesome! Glad you're having fun on your trip. I wish you good weather and light traffic in your travels!

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2ABBYNORMAL 9/20/2013 12:35AM

    Sounds like you had a great time with family and friends.
The wedding couple look so happy.
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RUTHANN05 9/20/2013 12:22AM

    This sounds like you have been putting in a lot of hours in . It is great that you will have some down time with friends. You will love being with all the Sparker's. Wish I were there but wasn't meant to be. It has been a tough year but it is getting better.
Have a safe trip and enjoy our Sparker friends.
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RUTHANN05 9/20/2013 12:22AM

    This sounds like you have been putting in a lot of hours in . It is great that you will have some down time with friends. You will love being with all the Sparker's. Wish I were there but wasn't meant to be. It has been a tough year but it is getting better.
Have a safe trip and enjoy our Sparker friends.
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GABIBEAR 9/19/2013 11:21PM

    It really does sound like you had a great time!!! And congrats on staying close to your calorie range!!! WooHoo!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Gabi
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1BEACHWALKER 9/19/2013 8:04PM

    Sounds and looks like fun Eileen! The wedding couple are cute ! Glad you are enjoying it all!

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THINAGIN2 9/19/2013 7:13PM

    How much fun that would be to actually meet some of your Spark friends! We have a tractor just like the grey and red Ford.

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GOOZLEBEAR 9/19/2013 7:10PM

    Wow, great blog and pictures. Looks like you had a wonderful time!!! Thanks for sharing with us!!!!

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SHARONSPARKLE 9/19/2013 6:55PM

    You have had a busy couple of weeks! No wonder you were looking forward to our down day today, lol. I loved your blog and enjoy hearing about our get together from another perspective. I hope you enjoyed your day and I know we will have a wonderful evening together!

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