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October 12th, 2008

Wall-E at the Scarecrow Festival

I love Fall because of all the festivals, and my favorite one by far is St. Charles’ Scarecrow Festival. Yesterday we got there shortly after it opened at 9 am. We started on the side of the Fox River where the scarecrows are displayed and checked them all out, got some food, and then walked over to the pedestrian bridge that takes you over the river to check out the arts & crafts fair. We also got more food because between all the browsing and just hanging out we spent three hours at the fest. That’s how I know it’s a good one; we never spend that much time at a fest.

In fact, today we hit our town’s Heritage Fest and Chili Cook-Off and were there only about thirty minutes. Enough time to taste some chili, cast our vote, and take off. The problem with their fest is a) the turn-out is terrible and there’s three craft booths and b) they hold it at this park with a huge pond and there is geese poop EVERYWHERE. Also, it was much hotter outside today than it was yesterday and we were burning up.

So after that waste, we did some shopping. Not that we should be spending money, but our shredder took a crap, as did my old UPS for my computer, so we headed to Staples to replace them. We also did some grocery shopping, got some books from the library, went to the bank, etc. It was a busy afternoon running errands but we got a lot accomplished so I can’t complain. I just wish we had one more day before going back to work. The house still needs to be cleaned but it’s too late and I’m too tired to really care. Besides, it only gets dirty again.

Scarecrow Festival photos at Flickr

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  1. October 13th, 2008 at 13:40 | #1

    As much as I LOVE living in Southern California, I miss the Fall the most from living in the Northeast. We do have pumpkin patches and festivals here, but it’s usually quite warm and the air is probably smokey from a fire burning nearby!

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