Friday, October 10, 2014

Skyrock Farm

Recently we went to a wedding reception for Steve's friend Laddie in Hamel, MN. Sounds far away, but it isn't that far. We had no idea what to expect, but the invite had a big top on it so we assumed we would be in a tent, boy were we wrong. Steve describes the main building where the reception was as a pole shed and every square inch was filled with circus-themed stuff. Above is a German organ thing where the figures moved and danced when it was on. The place probably had 6-8 of these all around and when they were going they were very loud.

Oh also it should be noted that we forgot to take a picture of Laddie and her husband, but it seemed noteworthy anyways to do a post about this crazy place.
 We hadn't been there long when 3 little girls came up to us and asked if we wanted to ride on the indoor carousel. Yes, please. Many of the animals you could ride on were bizarre and kind of folk arty.

This was a corner in the room with the carousel, which just had mini carousels and horses.

Another organ thing.

Any idea of what was going on just on one wall of this place.

Next we are asked if we wanted to ride the train. We go outside and the engineer tells me and another dad that we can also hop on too. The mini train went all around the property which was interesting (note you can kind of see the mini roller coaster in the background here-- it was too wet to go on since it had just been down pouring).

We had a wonderful time at this weird/awesome place. I guess it is available for rental and is open to the public on certain weekends, but it is a little out of the way for us to go again anytime soon.

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