Since we did not get out of town much this summer, we decided to fit a Fargo trip into the last week of August. Part of that trip involved a side venture into Minnesota to take in the potato festival in Barnseville. It was as small-town and kitschy as one might expect from such a thing. We did not stick around for the potato wrestling later in the day, but we managed to bag a couple of teeshirts.
I call this Our Lady of Perpetual Levitation -- truly a miracle in tarnished copper and stone.
Ponies of Constant Sorrow
My biggest disappointment of my vacation was that I did not get around to writing the story I've had percolating in the back of my mind for months. I've actually gone as far as to sketch out the entire plot from start to finish, which is a rarity for me. Normally I am too tired and mentally burnt-out from work to put much effort into writing these days, so I was hoping to put some time into that this past week. If nothing else, I am coming off the vacation time feeling mentally renewed, so I may be able to get in some writing before my job sucks the life and hope out of me again.