State Fair Fun, Part 1

We experienced a first this year: we went to the State Fair without participating in some type of competition. While I enjoy supporting the kids as they show dogs or style clothing, I could definitely get used to this, too. We had so much fun!

We decided to cruise over to the Fair after Lydia participated in physical therapy in the morning, so we arrived at about 2 pm. Right as we pulled in, we heard the announcement that there were still wrist bands for the free afternoon concert! I did not even realize that there was an afternoon concert that day! I said, “Okay, girls, let’s go!”

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We got great seats to see…

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Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers!!

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It was a super-entertaining show with plenty of sing-a-long songs that took me right back to the Hall of Fame. All I needed were my boots and Joey. The show was so fun that I think we might have secured the next generation of Gatlin fans. (Although Charlotte was wondering why the “Lady was broken”…?)

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After all of that singing, the girls needed some ice cream.

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Then we saw Nebraska’s Largest Steer.

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And sat on a hay bale couch.

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Each of the girls picked one “ride” that day. I got to go with Charlotte and Lydia on the new tram.

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Clara, Levi, Margaret, Eleanor and Jemima helped us keep a perspective on how high we were going.

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As we got higher, Lydia and Charlotte were pretty excited!

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The tram ride was one-way, so we started walking back toward the midway when we saw…

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Larry Gatlin–who graciously greeted us and posed for a photo!

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Is that fun, or what?

We eventually made it to the midway…stay tuned for more fun!

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    Paula said,

    “her love was like a fortress. …”

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    […] the excitement of posing with Larry Gatlin, we wondered if the midway rides could measure up! I think they did. At least the reports from the […]


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