We left on Friday with the dogs so we could get down there before it got too dark to put up the tents. Win! We camped out in a field in between some corn and soybeans. Kevin went to the house to grab some stuff and say hi to his family. when he returned, Sara and I had managed to take a walk and put up both tents. Our glory was not long lived. Apparently, we had set the tents up in the path of the combine that would surely come by in the morning. So, we moved the tents and had a lovely fire that evening. The sky was clear and the stars were bright. It really was a wonderful evening.
The next morning (keep in mind that I work overnights) at 7:54, I woke. Covered in sweat, I opened the door of my pod of a tent (Kevin's tent that he so graciously let me borrow) and welcomed the breath of fresh air! Sweet relief!
Saturday, we went to the Stockholm Art Fair (festival?) with the dogs. There were a lot of people, and we weren't really feeling the let's-push-and-shove-to-see-everything vibe. We took the dogs to the lake and threw the stick for 'em a bit.
We headed to Red Wing to check out the farmer's market, which was closing when we arrived. No worries. We went up to the bluff and looked out over the city. Lovely view, but it was really hot out. A little wind goes a long way.
We ate dinner at the farm, good foods! Lots of food from the garden! Lots of kittens getting caught up in all sorts of shenanigans. Well, the clouds started to look a little crazy and there were storm watches and tornado watches out, but that meant no nevermind to us (I have no idea what I just said...), we went back out to the tents and Kevin started a blazing hot fire... in the rain. It wasn't raining hard yet, but you could definitely see the lightning, which Floyd (their dog) loved [sarcasm]. After we were thoroughly wet, we decided to head back to the house and we watched the lightning from the porch.
Sunday, we worked on the other house and I totally got to kick in a wall! It was a lot of fun! I can't wait to see that place when it's done! Sara and I took a walk in the corn (it was like a scary movie, only the creepy thing in the corn was Sara...) with Claire, good times! The dogs really had a blast and Claire (my dog) was so tired when she got home, she totally passed out.
There are so many pictures I love from this trip that I am going to include some random ones now: