Down on the farm

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Operation Bandicoot, Day 9, July 18.

This was the ultimate reason for this entire trip. Lisa’s cousin Eric Albert, and his fiance, Taranee, had their formal wedding at the Heritage Prairie Farm in Elburn, Illinois. Actually they had their official wedding in Thailand last summer. But that was beyond the travel ranges of most of their friends and family, so they had a second formal wedding here. This farm is a working farm, but it’s also an event venue. It is a very pleasant and rustic place, and it made for an excellent setting.

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Michael wasn’t sure about all of this.

During the reception, I slipped out to view the gardens, and took some notes for future gardening endeavors.
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Look!!! Square foot gardens!

The reception meal was delicious, and was heavy on locally grown vegetables, and meats from free-range livestock. Given the abuse my digestive system had endured during this trip, my A1C was grateful for the break.

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First Dance.
Of interest here was their song of choice. It was an excellent acoustic version of John Deacon’s You’re my best friend, which was a hit for the band Queen in 1975. This particular cover was done by The Once, and it’s an amazing interpretation.

Video: The Once, performing You’re my best friend.

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Yes, that’s Caitlin and I.

This was pretty much the end of our Chicagoland adventure, but Operation Bandicoot still had some adventures in store for us.

Next: Hopelessly Midwestern


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