Pumpkin Fest

Transporting a pumpkin to the launch site.

Last weekend Marquette (MI) hosted their Annual Pumpkin Festival. At the staging area of the pumpkin race, contestants craved out hulls in five huge pumpkins. In the final stages of preparation the pumpkins were retrofitted with stabilizers to give the navigator an edge to bring home the win.

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On the home stretch for the win!

Crossing the finish line the crowd cheered the master captain who navigated her pumpkin across the finish line in an upright position. The spectators continued to cheer as two tenacious captains, who had refused to abandon ship, crossed the finish line partially submerged.


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Down in my basement, lined neatly on a shelf are handwritten notebooks chronicling my life. After years of writing, the experience became more of a burden then an important part of my day so I quit writing. Five years later I took up writing again. This time it was in the form of a blog which gave me a place to hang out after I lost my job. From there my blog content morphed into writing about my general contractor experience building our house. As my life experiences grew so did my blog.

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