New addition to the Garbtoberfest menu

New addition to the Garbtoberfest menu

This year we’re adding homemade chili to the Garbtoberfest menu! Based on a recipe swiped from the Super Duper Weenie, this chili has evolved over the years and now has a few “secret” ingredients not found in the Super Duper version.

Garbtoberfest 2014!

Garbtoberfest 2014!

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It’s time again for our annual Garbtoberfest celebration! Randy smokes a pork shoulder and Louise whips up the fixin’s!

Festivities begin at 3:00 pm! Feel free to bring your favorite side dishes, beverage(s), and plenty to talk about.

We’ll be posting updates on this page as the event grows closer.

Vacation in the cornfield

Vacation in the cornfield

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Such a mixed bag of a vacation with that kid. All was great until she got hopelessly stuck on the bumper boats, spinning round and round.

It was funny as hell, but she hated that we were laughing at her. Mood changed after that, and then we were in the cornfield for much of the rest of the day. Makes me wonder what good it does to do anything nice for her.

Little Victories

Little Victories

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Overcast and rainy today, but a good time yesterday at Knoebel’s. The kid actually held my hand as we left. Little victories mean everything.

We’re returning on Sunday for more rides, as it took a little too long for the kid to get herself acclimated to all the excitement and choices.

Knoebel’s Finally!

Knoebel’s Finally!

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It took longer than I expected, but I finally managed to get my kid to Knoebel’s Grove Amusement Park. You wouldn’t believe the coaxing it required, but Disney got to her first and corrupted her at an early age.

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Here now three hours and the thing she likes best so far is the pool.

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I’m a big fan of the Flying Turns. Amazing but too-short ride, especially for the hour-long wait.