And, wouldn't you know, I came home with a ribbon! It might not have been a pretty blue first place, but a ribbon is a ribbon, second place or not, and I am happy to say it also came with $5 monetary award (ice cream is on me!). Needless to say, my first fair entering experience was a success. What made it even sweeter was that the picture that won me the ribbon was one that I took on the day that Ben and I got engaged... ah...
|This is the face of a winner|
In the morning, after visiting the fair again (It is the second largest state fair in Illinois. Mad Respect!), we headed out to Notre Dame. Our Fighting Irish had a night game against the always hated Michigan Wolverines. We arrived there in time to grab some food and beers at a tailgate and then head into the stadium for the season's first night game.
|Go Irish! Beat Wolverines! Suck it Wolverines!|
|Please ignore the strange clasping of my hands. I was mid-clap for this panoramic|
All in all, besides the 2 hours of backtracking needed to go pick up JoJo the Jetta, a good weekend full of books on tape, tailgating food and winners.
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