|
|
The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • TCF, CD thoughts and wrap up

  • Last weekend was a very busy and successful one for Sleepy Eye. Corn Days (CD) was Friday and with the weather predicted to be less than bright and sunny, I fell asleep Thursday night praying that God would grant us beautiful weather for both Friday and Saturday.
    • email print
      Comment
  • Last weekend was a very busy and successful one for Sleepy Eye. Corn Days (CD) was Friday and with the weather predicted to be less than bright and sunny, I fell asleep Thursday night praying that God would grant us beautiful weather for both Friday and Saturday. Once those two days were finished, it really didn’t matter to me if it rained or not. I did feel a bit guilty about not caring if it rained Sunday since the carnival was still here, but the farmers are in need of some rain to finish those crops out. So I was OK if it rained.
     
    I haven’t seen any official numbers for tonnage of sweet corn or hamburgers served. I’m confident Trista will have those for the wrap-up meeting next week. But whole heartedly, I believe Corn Days 2014 will go on the books as a great success. And, along with that will be the success of the Grand Parade. The parade is always a favorite of kids young and young at heart. I notice lawn chairs sitting out on boulevards early in the day guaranteeing those who sat in them a birds-eye view of the many entries coming down the street. Whatever it was you found as your favorite during the Corn Days weekend, we thank you for coming and sharing Sleepy Eye’s celebration.
     
    Now for the TCF. The Minnesota Vikings have a new home playing field for the next two seasons while their new stadium is being built. Having never been on the U of M campus in the Cities, I was pleasantly surprised at the ease of getting there with the light rail.
     
    TCF, or according to the web, sometimes referred to as “The Bank” is a beautiful stadium that shows blue sky, a luscious green field and the “city” life just over the goal post. I learned it was almost filled to its capacity of 52,000 for the first pre-season game when 51,752 fans poured through its gates two weeks ago.
     
    While I am not a fan of cold weather, if I want to watch the full home season of the Vikings, I better be ready for some real Minnesota outdoor football weather as TCF Stadium is an open stadium. Meaning no dome or roof. Some call it a “real” football field. We’ll see. But for a first experience, it rated right up there in memorable moments and the game was great right to the very end with a victory by Teddy and the Purple and Gold!
     
    Thought for the week: Travel broadens the mind, flattens the finances and lengthens the conversation. – Lois Haase.

        calendar