Thursday, July 24, 2008

Oh boy we found some dirt!





Last week we took a chance to step aside and enjoy some class here in Peoria. "What's that" You say? Why my friend, nothing other than the Heart of Illinois Fair! You notice the flames coming out of that car's exhaust? Demolition derby baby! Nuthin' like watching a bunch of old cars ram each other until only one still goes! Tiff didn't quite believe how simple it is until she saw it, luckily she has me to introduce her to this kind of thing. She makes me use a napkin, and I take her to the derby, what a pair! Anyway, they make 'em muddy out here, luckily we sat a few rows up and out of the way (the pic didn't turn out quite right. And that is a real elephant, kicking a real beach ball, into a real person. And you can't forget the Mud-drags! Nothing like a watching a jacked up truck try its hardest to get through a mud track a few feet deep, get yanked out by a tractor and try again! We also witnessed first hand that you actually can buy a deep fried twinkie or snickers bar (are you supposed to eat it?), and we're pretty sure we saw someone changing clothes inside an empty corral, not all that private but I guess it was good enough in a pinch.


Tiff was sold on this mower, I tried to talk her into a Honda, but she wouldn't have it. Luckily we don't have grass.


And these bears made from K'nex won Grand Prize in the "Crafts made from toys or whatever" exhibit

8 comments:

Carole said...

All I can say is Welcome to the South! Even though you're not really "south" what are you? Midwest? Eh, whatever, that's what life was like every day for me where I grew up in High School. Scary? Yeah, I always thought so but there was always someone to tease!

Ryan said...

Braden,
Don't make fun of what makes America great! Where would we be without deep-fried Snickers and cotton-candy and mud? By the way, this morning on the way into work the sky was clear and the sun was streaming over Lone Peak and I thought of how wonderful it was to have MOUNTAINS to gaze upon. I'll look at them for you, okay?

Braden & Tiffany said...

First of all, I am not making fun, I am relishing it. And no, we're not in the South, but the Midwest has more than its fair share of rednecks! And Ryan, on my scooter ride to work I saw a bunch of cornfields, soybeans, and a little bit of the woods, and the other night it stormed so hard that we woke up to the tornado siren at 5 am! So I'll stare at the corn and get rained on for you, okay?

Ryan said...

Sounds good Braden

Ariel said...

You guys are classy. It's good to hear you've started using a napkin, Good for you.

Reed said...

Okay, we have checked out your blog once again. Fun, Fun times. That sunset is beautiful and it is fun to get feel life in Peoria, Illinois and surrounding places. Great Job. Yes, it is a little flat out there in the midwest. That is where I grew up, remember. But it has its own beauty.

Colby said...

Good to know that playing in the dirt celebrates life's simple pleasures...like throwing rocks! You might already know (because I'm in the slow loop) but Kristin is engaged to some guy (Ryan Matthews- I think) and I was trying to remember the name of your truck...Apocalyptic something.Anyway...I've added you guys to our blogroll so expect lots of comments! (It's still Becca). I just need to sign into my account but I'm a little lazy. What are ya gonna do?

Ryan said...

Braden & Tiff,
What you up to? We're getting ready to go to Bear Lake and the to Soda to pick some huckleberries. If we have a good year maybe we'll send you some! Hope you're not boiling there in Peoria, it's been super hot out here, but at least it's a dry heat!