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Schooner Days

Our local Lion’s Club sponsors Schooner Days every June.
A mini-fair with carnival rides, games and a bingo tent.  Nice, suburban family fun.

Hubby had to work, so Son and I were on our own for the day.
The forecast said rain all day, but we lucked out and got some sun. Yeah!

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A “Prairie Schooner” was the nickname given to the Conastoga covered wagons pioneers used to travel west.

First ride was “Dizzy Dragons” – the perennial favorite.
Then on to the Dragon Mini-Rollercoaster…

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A couple classmates came along and the kids had fun together doing rides and games…

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Once the ride tickets were gone, it was time to go home.  And just in time – it started raining!

Snow Day!

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Yeah, we got this! We’re tough Minnesotans, born and raised!

We got nearly a foot of snow here in Minnesota and Eden Prairie Schools declared the first Snow Day in years.  This is the kind of snow we’re used to.  We’ve been spoiled this winter, with little accumulation and slippery stuff.  The neighborhood kids had fun sledding, as the temperature was up near freezing and the sun shining.

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This is what a foot of snow turns into after the plow goes by.

Last Fall I offered to get my husband a snowblower for his birthday, but in usual frugal fashion, he declined.  In exchange, he gets quite the workout on days like today.  No doubt, he’ll be sore tomorrow.  And yes, I did help him a bit despite my “delicate” condition.  I needed to get some exercise too.   I just didn’t overdo it.  Ok, life goes back to normal now…

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