Monday, October 08, 2007

A Weekend Away

Well we had a great weekend away in Madison, WI. We saw the show, sampled lots of cheese, picked up lots of freebies, saw good friends, networked with others in the dairy business, bought lots of cheese, watched the gators lose-again :(, got to spend some good time with my mom "Baga."

On our way out to Madison, we stopped in Independence, IA to see Barack Obama speak. He took several questions from the audience including mine! He is such a down to earth guy with a humble background, not a privileged one. He is not accepting PAC or federal money, with most of his private donations being less than 200 dollars, but still the biggest fundraiser as of yet. There were people from all walks of life at this "meet and greet" which is one of the best parts about his campaign. No matter if you are poor or rich, black, white or Latino, young or old, Obama has great ideas and plans to lead us into the future. He is being compared to great presidents of the past like Abe Lincoln and JFK...what an honor! He hopes to restore America's place in the world through diplomacy...what a concept! He is also a very eloquent writer and speaker which is very important, to me at least, if you are the leader of the most prosperous country in the free world- complete sentences including good grammar is usually a plus.

Anyway, I am getting off my soapbox now. Madison was really a nice little vacation. We stayed at a family owned hotel called McGovern's.

The rooms were very clean, but they only had a stand in shower. So we brought a Rubbermaid tub for Noah...he was literally in a "wash tub!"

We were at expo for some of the Holstein show and for the naming of Supreme Champion of both the open and junior shows. The same Guernsey was the champion of both shows followed by a Jersey for reserve. We also went on the ABS tour and saw a lot of bull! They had the best cookies on the tour- Chocolate filled with peanut butter or regular chocolate chip filled with chocolate. They reminded me of Magic Middles, which were made by Keebler when I was a kid and I loved them!

Noah loved all of the equiptment at the Expo and even sat long enough to pose in a huge payloader tire!


Anonymous said...

It was a good time. it was a fun time, the time in '07 when we went to Madison..... lots of cows, lots of cheese, lots of bulls, and a good time with the family! Love the pics with 'Barry'!

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures. Looks like your little one had fun!

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