Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Minnesota State Fair

One of our favorite things to do this time of the year is go to the Minnesota State Fair. This year we went on opening day and helped to break a record of all time attendance on the first day of the fair! The 4 Elliotts along with 119,141 other fair goers!
This year we arrived early and I'd have to say this was the most beautiful fair day that I can ever remember. The temp was about 70 and was just perfect for wandering around the grounds for 5 hours! We ate corn, gizmos, all you can drink milk for a buck and a $15 bucket of sweet martha's cookies! What a day!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Antique Car Run

The Antique Car Run is an American version of the prestigious London to Brighton Commemorative Run held annually in England.

The American Version........ The New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run is a 120 mile tour of the Minnesota countryside. Unlike the English event run through the crowded streets of the big city, this Minnesota Run starts in the small rural community of New London and takes participants past sumptuous fields and quaint farm houses as it winds its way into the suburban city of New Brighton. Along the way, drivers and passengers are treated to a smorgasbord of home-style hospitality second to none. The Run travels through 5 communities where volunteers roll out the red carpets. Food, friendship and fun are everywhere. With the quaint towns, local events, costumed drivers and gleaming vintage cares, this unique event guarantees “turn of the century” charm for at least one day!

The cars stop in Buffalo for lunch and we were able to get out and see some of these amazing old cars dating from 1903 to 1915! Very cool.

Stone Fest 2010

Sal and Jonathan had a great little back-yard party tonight called "Stonefest". Everyone brought some of their favorite beer and they barbequed about 50 pounds of chicken. The weather was gorgeous and it was fun to visit with everyone on a nice summer evening. Thanks Sal and Johnny!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Days 169 to 180

Happy Fathers Day sweet Richard. Thanks for being such a wonderful Father to our boys! XOXO Dawn

Days 157 to 168