Kelsey Salton, Clay County Fair Queen, myself, and 1st runner-up Hannah Brockshus got our work-out today. We judged in "2's" looking for the group of twins in each category that looked most and least alike, oldest, youngest and so on. Forty-two groups of multiples registered and wow...I don't know how some of those parents keep their kids straight they all deserved a prize! In the end our youngest group was 3 months, oldest was 70 years, and we gave the overall best prize to a couple of ladies that even at age 50 still looked identical. What a fun time!
Monday, September 14, 2009
If you have never attended the Clay County Fair you should make the trip to Spencer...it is worth it! Boasted as one on the world's largest county fairs there is truly something for everyone to see and do. Pictured here with one of the antique tractor collections. By day two of the fair reports say that over 120,000 people had already attended the event.
Pictured here with the beautiful Loni McNertney, Mrs. Iowa America 2009. Way to go Loni for winning the fitness award -- quite an accomplishment!
Tucson, Arizona was the setting for this years' pageant. This photo does not do justice to the beautiful landscaping of the area. Beautiful resort and amazing lightning storms for night time entertainment. Ashley and I made the trip into Tucson on Sunday Sept 6th....despite every possible travel mix-up we made it with luggage intact. Thankfully our trip home was much less exciting.