Our vacation is coming to a close. Tomorrow is our last day in Wisconsin and we have a lot of people to visit before we start driving back to NC on Tuesday. I swear we will need a vacation away from our vacation
Today the hubs and I went to the Wisconsin state fair with my family. The fair here is huge. It spans miles upon miles of fair grounds where you can find an assortment of rides, shops, livestock and food. Anything you can possibly fry you can eat here. Fried pickles, fried oreos, fried bananas. Today my
Hubby enjoyed eating a krispy kreme cheeseburger. Which basically is a burger with a glazed doughnut as a bun. Oh yeah and you could put chocolate covered bacon on your burger. Yuck!!
It was a ton of fun walking around the fair laughing at the weird food and enjoying spending time with my family but what made my day was when we first arrived.
The last time I was at the fair was two years ago. I had gone with a friend on military appreciation day and therefore got a discount ticket into the fair. The hubs and I weren't sure if we would get a military discount on tickets this year since we weren't going on military appreciation day. However we did get a military discount and the bottom of our tickets read military. As we walked through the gates, M ahead of me, he handed his ticket to the boy checking them. I say boy because this kid had on a boy scout of America shirt and looked to be about 15-17. He took a look at my hubbys ticket and shook his hand saying Thank you for all you do. I appreciate your service. My chest just puffed with pride. M seemed a little embarrassed and politely thanked the kid before walking away
I've been with M before when people have thanked him for his service but those people consisted of older veterans. It was so amazing that this boy recognized my
Hubbys service and sacrifice and appreciated him for it. Especially in today's society where many people are against the war and service members don't get the honor and recognition they deserve. I was touched and honored by this kids response to my husband and very proud to be a army wife!
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