We, Dear Hubby, myself and my sister headed off to Hayward ~ about an hours drive to the north of us and took in the festivities of the World Championship Lumberjack Competitions.
~ all images on this post were taken from the internet ... can you believe it - I forgot my camera! Most of them are from prior years; but many of the same people were there this year as reigning champions trying to hold on to their titles.~
Wow ... talk about some flying wood chips.
... log rolling ~ these gals are fantastic!!
... log boom barrel races
... 60 and 90 foot pole climbs ... they would do in in a matter of seconds ... not minutes. It would take me a year!
Coming down is something else to see .. how they don't get busted up legs is beyond me. Truly, not a "try this at home" stunt.
... cut a wedge in a tree, insert a spring board, cut another wedge, insert your spring board then whack off the top ~ awesome!
... and many more events than just these I mentioned.
I can't begin to tell you how many times I used the words 'awesome' and 'I can't imagine' or ' did you see that' and 'wow'.
As I stated above ... these are the World Championships. Some of the competitors hail from Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Czech Republic and the USA.
*** we sat in the same section ... three seats away from the group Black Axes from New Zealand ~~ AWESOME ... I loved listening to them cheering their team mates and comrades on ***
They hold competitions all over the world; but end it here in Wisconsin in the little town of Hayward where it originated. I think that's pretty cool because I get to go to it. Yay :)
Also there was the Jack Link Sasquatch ... Have you ever seen the Messin' with Sasquatch commercials? Here's one:
You can see more commercials and learn more about them here.
The Jack Link Jerky originates from a small town just to the north of us too.
Plus... we saw the big tater!! The Idaho Potato Tour Truck ~ it was parked in the same lot we were. Check out the Big Idaho Potato Facts by clicking here.
Now... I know this post is getting long winded; but one more FANtastic thing about the day ...
We had 12 free tickets ... thanks to Dear Hubby's boss and because there were only the 3 of us that went we had the FUNtastic job of paying it forward and giving away the other 9 free tickets to unsuspecting people at the entry gate! The looks on their faces when we gave them a free entry ticket for the event ~ priceless! All we asked for in return was that some day they pay it forward and do something fun and unexpected for someone else :)
Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.