At the end of July, my friend and former co-worker April invited Alex and myself down to her family farm in Houston, Minnesota. Much like our Whiz Band Days in Robbinsdale, they have Houston Hoedown Days.
April has made this annual summer event, a unique event for her "city" friends. We met up with April and her friends and family at a lazy river where we went tubing. It was a beautiful day and to float in the water at a leisurely pace.
After the tubing we headed up to April's family farm. It was huge! My favorite spot on the farm overlooks fields of wild flowers.
April's family has a wide variety of animals on the farm. A couple of horses, chickens, cows, dogs and donkeys. Libby, the donkey, is a favorite on the farm. She was so cute and friendly.
Of course, we attended the Houston Hoedown. It was an amazing people watching experience.
There were a lot of cutoff shirts, cowboy hats and boots. We missed the tractor pull. All in all, it was a fun and unique experience.