Interesting Things I Have Done

After last weeks Things I Have Never Done post I was encouraged to do a post about some of the interesting things I have done.

So, in no particular order:

1.  I married a loving, caring, hard working salt of the earth man.

2.  I was on the South Dakota State University Livestock Judging Team.  I got to see some of the best livestock that walks.  A few of the places we visited include:

Wulf Limousin                                                  LaGrand Angus

Eagle Pass Ranch                                            Weink Charolais

Schrag Shorthorns                                          Waukaru Shorthorns

Olson Yorkshires                                            Conover Berkshires

3. I was on the South Dakota State University Junior Meats Judging Team.  From that experience I got to see almost every major packing plant in the Midwest.

4.  J and I have been to the National Finals Rodeo.

Las Vegas, 2006.

5.  I have owned two Boston Terriers!  But, not at the same time, that would be to much for J.

6.  I have attended concerts by: Chris LeDoux, Martina McBride, The Beach Boys, Confederate Railroad, The Southern Cross Band , and many more.

7.  I have seen the Lipizzaner Stallions perform.

8.  I saw the Nebraska Cornhuskers play the South Dakota State Jackrabbits at Memorial Stadium.  This the first Husker Nation exprience for brother-in-law K, J and I.

September 2010

9.  I won 4-H showmanship at the Nebraska State Fair.  I am the third generation in my family to do so.  My sister won FFA showmanship at the Nebraska State Fair.

Me, Sister, Mom, and Grandpa: Three generations of Nebraska State Fair Champion Beef Showmen.

10.  J and I have taken in the Lake Okoboji Winter Games.

12.  I have been to the Kansas City Board of Trade.

13.  My family raises beef!  We help feed the world!

14.  J and I toured the Henry Doorly Zoo with my Sister and K.  Yup, that’s me petting a penguin!

15.  I have seen several Yield Grade 1 Prime Carcasses.

16.  I have toured the Kentucky Derby Museum and Louisville Slugger.  While we were touring Louisville Slugger we saw Elvis making bats!  Or at least his identical twin.

17.  I have attended a Cincinnati Reds baseball game.

18.  I have been to the National Spam Museum.

19.  I had perfect attendance in 1st Grade.  In second grade I had my appendix out and the chicken pox.  The next year I started showing cattle and never had perfect school attendance again.

20.  I have climbed Crazy Horse Mountain, twice.

J and I with Mom and Dad at the 2007 Crazy Horse Volks March.

On this Thursday I am thankful for the experiences I have had in my life and look forward to the adventures to come.


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10 Responses to Interesting Things I Have Done

  1. You have done some very interesting things! A spam museum, who knew?! I’m j ealous you have gotten to pet a penguin! 😉

  2. Who knew Spam had a museum?!! Not I! What a fantastic list of things to be thankful for!

  3. Robyn says:

    Yes, there is a museum dedicated to Spam in Austin, MN. We toured in on our way to judge at the National Barrow Show.

  4. Candy C. says:

    What a great list, you have accomplised so much! 🙂
    I have only done #1 and #7 on this list! 😉

  5. Nicole says:

    wow, Crazy Horse Mountain has changed a lot since I was there in like 98 or 99. I forget exactly when I went :). It could have even been 2000 :). I really don’t remember. And this is a fabulous post!

  6. Kari Sanders says:

    Are you ready to climb Crazy Horse again?

  7. Katie @ An Authentic Life says:

    I LOVE that you raise beef.
    God bless you.
    Now that the elk/deer meat is gone, I can go back to buying beef, wonderful beef!!!

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