We went to the Ashland County fair last night for the combine derby - what a HOOT!
First they had a garden tractor derby - there is no way I would do this - you are too exposed! There was a husband and wife team in there - they had to stop the derby at one point and tell them both that he needed to run into her (when there were 3 drivers left - the husband, the wife, and 1 other one). As Todd said I wouldn't be running into her either - she'll make his life a living &%)#% at home.
Then the combines. They actually had 12 combines out there, and did heats of 4 combines each. The kids all had a blast cheering on their favorites.
Sorry for the dark photos - it was about 10:00 taking the pictures of the combines, and I just figured out last night that my camera has a night setting for pictures. Plus we were about 300 yards away up in the grandstand.
Late night, but oh so much fun. I could drive a combine or a car - but definitely NOT a garden tractor.
And thanks for all the great suggestions everyone! Tyler's preschool teacher was sitting right next to us last night, and she was saying how she loved to receive homemade gifts for christmas last year, especially food ones. So for her and her hubby, I'm thinking a pizza basket is in order (pizza crust mix, tomato sauce, spices, pepperoni and a red and white checked apron).