Thousands of people turned out for the rally at J&P Cycles this weekend. The kids and I went yesterday and had a great time. One of the
event shows was called One Wheel Revolution and it involved two guys stunt riding. It was an exciting show, they spun around in circles, stood on their seats, spun tires until pink smoke came out, they rode wheelies and did a move they called the “highchair” where they put their legs over the handlebars and then did wheelies. Afterwards we stood in line and the kids got autographed posters and stickers.
And then there was Papa Balloon. I’m so stupid I didn’t even catch the meaning of the cleaver name until the day was over. At this booth a
gentleman crafted the most unique balloon creations I have ever seen. Will chose a motorcycle and Mac chose a butterfly. But as I always say, when balloons are involved so are tears because balloons don’t last forever. Our tears started when we got home and Mac threw Will’s balloon onto the grass and it popped.
We had free burgers, hotdogs, chips and cookies and then stopped
at the Italian Ice Stand and the kids got giant snow cones. We then petted a huge Saint Bernard named Bertha that had just arrived riding in a sidecar. We saw some cool ink, some interesting people and had a wonderful time. If you didn’t make it this year, put it on your list for next year, it’s something to see.
Is it just me or are you seeing a strange bug outside this year? If I walk out onto the deck within seconds I have at least a dozen tiny, white, fuzzy bugs on me. They look like snow when you see them fly together in a swarm. They are beautiful little bugs but I’ve never seen them around her before. My online search brought up Hackberry Aphids or Wooly Aphids but I’m still not sure if that’s what they are. On several websites people down south claimed their homes were infested with these bugs and one lady claimed she had them in her hair – like lice!
These bugs didn’t bite me (that I’m aware of) but some people claim they do bite. That reminds me of the scene in Labyrinth where Hoggle is spraying beautiful little fairies to kill them. Sara scolds him and tries to hold one….and it bites her. Looks can be deceiving. Why are these angelic bugs raising hell in Iowa this year and what kind of damage are they doing to the crops? Do you have these bugs in your neighborhood?