Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Iowa: the 3 Fs

We went to Iowa the past week and had an absolutely wonderful time with friends, family and fair. My brother Kevin took us skydiving (YouTube clips can be seen here for Matthieu and here for Jackie). It was amazing! We got to go bowling, swimming, golfing. Of course the cultural highlight was experiencing the Iowa State Fair. I had not been in almost 6 years and this was Matthieu's first time. I was most entertained by watching my little brother eat his savings.  That to the left is a fried Snickers bar!

Matthieu enjoyed eating his first REAL corn dog. We saw the Butter Cow, the prizewinning giant Bull and Pig, watched the talent sprouts, went to the Kelly Clarkson concert (which was surprisingly amazing-we expected good), saw a demolition derby with a man named ROCKY HARDCORE who set himself on fire, 
rode the sky ride, and decided what cooking contests
we were going to enter next year.  

Jameo was crazy for Sebastian the family cat- or as he called him "Meow".

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The amazing Sue and Pascal threw a classy and fun wedding at the Commandant's House in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Congratulations PK and Sue! We wish you many years of making witty commentary to one another.