It was cool this morning again, about 56 degrees! Today was the first official day of the Wisconsin chapter rally and we had all decided to go to a local place named Denny's Family Restaurant. We had originally planned to go at 9AM but later thought that if we all went in at the same time, it would probably overwhelm the staff, so we went a few at a time. We all had a delicious breakfast and lots of good conversation.
We returned home and relaxed around here until around noon, several of us decided to go over to the Fawn Creek Winery nearby. About four truck loads of Heartlanders sampled the wines and several bought a bottle or two. We all had a good time and best of all, didn't spend a lot of money.
The official festivities began with a wine and cheese "meet and greet" that was sponsored by Dave and his wife Mary. Stella fixed some of her "fire crackers" and boy, were they well received! Several people asked about the recipe and there were only crumbs left. I was proud of myself for not eating any of them before the party.
Another chapter member named Paul had agreed to fix pizza on an open campfire. Man, were they good! Of course with 50 or more people being fed, it took a long time to get everyone served. It had threatened rain all day, and about halfway through the second pizza, it began to rain and we had to take the party into the covered pavilion. We ended up sitting around and visiting while we munched on pizza and had a great time. It was a nice way to end the first day of the rally.