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America's Weekend: Making Biscuits, Riding the Hurricane

Julia Barton

Cristina Pena

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Biscuit Monster
(Aaron Harvey)
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We like logging onto Flickr and finding out what you all have been up to over the weekend. Sometimes we seek out the stories behind the pictures that our listeners share with us in a segment we call America's Weekend. To learn more about the photos we picked, keep reading. To share photos with us, please upload your best pictures taken during your fabulous weekends onto Flickr and tag them with the words "Weekend America".

"Biscuit Monster"
Aaron Harvey
Los Angeles, Calif.

What started out as taking a few the photos of my roommate, Davey Williams, for his online profiles turned into an old-fashioned, Southern-style brunch with all of our friends! After all, when you've exercised and eaten right to look good for a photo, what better way to destroy all that work than with homemade biscuits, gravy, eggs, sausage and bacon?

"Riding the Hurricane
Fernando Flores
Hugo, Minn.

This picture was taken during the "Taste of Minnesota" Fourth of July weekend celebration on St. Paul, Minnesota's Harriet Island. It's a great weekend event that has tons of food stands, rides for kids and adults as well as a super fireworks show in the evening over the Mississippi River and various musical acts throughout the entire weekend.

It's "free"; however, if you plan on eating, drinking, or riding anything, the average cost is $5. I would strongly recommend a bath hand towel and a hat--the towel to wet and put on your neck and the hat for some shade. It was almost unbearably hot and humid [that] weekend and we found ourselves scrimmaging from shady spot to shady spot in between food stands and rides.

In this photo, my son Tony is riding The Hurricane with his cousin--the last ticket sheet of what seemed like $200 dollars later. These fast moving rides are pretty hard to capture, and typically you end up with a memory card or two full of blurs and/or unusable pictures, as they are often out of focus or very poorly framed. Once in a while though, you end up with something worth uploading or printing such as this picture.


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