Sunday, October 12, 2008

Covered Bridge Festival

Yesterday Olivia and I went with my friend J and her two oldest girls to Parke County, IN for the Covered Bridge Festival. We had been there before, but it's been years. We decided this was the year to go back.

It's a lot of little towns with rows and rows of vendors: food, antiques, crafts, flea market items, you name it, with small roads and covered bridges in between.

We went to both Mansfield, IN and Bridgeton, IN. Lots of people and things to see.

We bought some great Christmas gifts, and the only thing we splurged on for ourselves (besides food!) was three small wooden cut out "frames" with magnets on the back. They could also be fit inside larger frames. They each had a child's name carved/cut out of the bottom, and they had Braeden - spelled the "right" way! :) I never find it spelled that way! So I got one for each of the kids! :)

We ate some great homemade chicken and noodles with mashed potatoes and a roll for lunch, had a lemon shake up, and then a bloomin' onion, which I loved. Olivia, however, not such a big fan of the onion! LOL :)

We headed back in the evening and stopped for pizza on the way. It was a great day! My stomach was not liking the onion so much later, and I was up a lot during the night! Oh well, more time for me to read the last of the Twilight books! These things have become an addiction! I've read each of them in two days, just started the fourth, and last, last night, and am halfway done with it. :) Whatever will I do when I finish!? :)
Tomorrow is Columbus Day. I'm taking the boys to day care, and hanging out with Olivia. She's going to go to a cheer camp at the high school from 9-12, then we'll do lunch, then I plan to bring her bike with no training wheels to our park for her to practice as this is still not something she's accomplished yet, then we're going to go see City of Ember. I loved that book! It's youth fiction which I read while working at the Junior High and really liked it. I wasn't as impressed with the sequel, but am looking forward to the movie. My mom saw it this weekend (I had "made" her read the book :) ) and said she thinks it'll be ok for Olivia so we're going. Olivia has not clue of any of the plans, I'll surprise one piece at a time. :)

4 comments:

Shea said...

I love those onions, but they hurt my tummy every time! The festival looks wonderful. I am glad all of you had such a good time.

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Julie said...

Sounds cool! Love the pic of Olivia- hilarious!!!!!!!

I had to move to Illinois just a year ago after living all my life in Indiana, your blog here made me miss it! (sniff!)

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!


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