Wow, what a weekend. Catastrophic rains blanketed the midwest from Friday night until, well, it’s still going strong. As a result, my very first Elburn Days was kinda sorta wrecked. *sigh* Friday night we got there and stood in all manner of lines: stood in line for a slice of pizza for 5-10 minutes and didn’t move one step. Then went and stood in a line for a taco for 20-25 minutes. Then went and stood in a line to buy tickets for the beer tent, followed by a wait in line at the beer tent to spend the tickets. Overall, a passable Opening Ceremony for the weekend; after all, the Tractor Pull was where the excitement was REALLY gonna be.
So Saturday morning I shove spacebee out of bed at 6:45am and we headed down to the Elburn Fire Station for the 18th annual 5K Fun Run. I met spacebee’s high school track coach, and before I knew it we were off and running. To my eternal delight, I finished the run without walking and posted a better time than the Sausage Race: 28:30. Spacebee came in shortly behind me and after a few minutes of huffing and puffing we piled in her car and went down to the festival grounds for the Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast. I will say this, $4 for all you can eat pancakes, sausage, OJ, and coffee is a deal no matter where you live. I was delighted.
We decided to go back to spacebee’s parents’ house and hot tub it for awhile, then shower and return for the tractor pull and afternoon activities (such as KAREOKE (sic) PARTY!) but it was at that moment that the heaven’s opened and revealed a displeased God of Storms. And it rained…
Elburn Days never reopened the rest of the weekend. Since the fair takes place in a local park (i.e., on grass) it pretty much became a mud bowl and I guess they didn’t want thousands of people tromping around in a mud bowl. Instead on Sunday spacebee and I went to see Superbad, which I highly recommend. Highly Recommend.
Oh yeah, and the Brewers don’t deserve to win the fucking division. I don’t even know who to blame at this point: the pen? Yost? Chris Fucking Capuano? You fucking jokers, thanks for nothing.