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And I thought last weekend was sweet. Just one summer weekend to go and it keeps getting better and better.
Friday night, son Nick and Waukesha Northstars won. Sunday night Packers won. In between lots and lots of fun.
Besides the favorable outcome of Friday night's game, I also bought a $5.00 raffle ticket to support the Northstar Booster Club. Won a beautifully framed and signed Greg Jennings photograph. Carried it all the way home under one arm on the bike at night.
I joined radio personality Chuck Quirmbach and Katie, a producer, for several hours Saturday morning at their Wisconsin Public Radio booth at the Waukesha Art Fest. WPR sponsored the event and I was there to help man the booth. The Art Fest moved from Cutler Park to West Main this year. Exhibitors lined both sides of the street from Grand to Maple with Clinton the through street for vehicular traffic. Our booth was very close to the Clinton intersection and just outside the Almont Gallery. I was very happily surprised to see a steady stream of people from the moment the fest began. We had a good location close to the corner, but it also seemed the Farmers' Market just one street away helped bring people in. As a Public Radio listener I often feel in the minority, but I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of people stopping by our booth. I enjoyed my time there immensly, met a lot of nice folk.
Can't have a nice weekend without hot air crewing, and I did that on Saturday afternoon and again Sunday morning. Got to know two more couples and go on two more drives in the country. The stretch of great weather continues.
My good friends took me to my first Sonic visit after an enjoyable flight. It's certainly different, I already knew it was popular. It was so crowded at 8:30 we had to wait for a parking spot. People were really getting into this place, with kids hanging out of pickup beds and playing guitar. We ordered outside and sat at one of the large picnic tables. About three minutes after we sat down the food arrived. Three minutes, six ballooners in our party, no mistakes. I'd call that sonic. There was good variety to the menu, the prices and portions weren't bad and the food was fresh and tasty.
After this morning's flight and chase I drove down to the Indian Summer prayer service at the lakefront. It was a little long, 1:45, but not unexpected. One elder gave a blessing in his native language that probably lasted 15 minutes. I wasn't watching the clock and didn't have to be anywhere. I also was aware that the language spoken was developed well before time became such a big issue with every minute occupied or accounted for. There were no Gospel readings and precious little in the line of formal prayer, but it was well-attended and got the point across. The Aztec dancers were fun to watch and the story behind the dance school at ninth and Mitchell is a good one too.
I'm happy with the way this weekend turned out and hope to repeat some of the joys, at least the great weather, next weekend where I'll be helping out with Waukesha County Park System's Apple Harvest Festival at Retzer Nature Center. Always a good time.