A Wonderful Weekend Ending With The Zippin Pippin

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The Country Scoop with Heather

The Zippin Pippin

This past weekend was the Alger County Fair.

My sister and I saddled up and raced in the speed event Friday afternoon. We did really well and our horses clocked some of their best times yet! It did however, take 10 hours! I am just now able to walk normally again.

My older brother was also home for the Homecoming weekend and it was his birthday, so we celebrated that and had a great time!

Then on Saturday my fiance and I left for Appleton, Wisconsin to see our cousin, on leave from the Airforce. We had a wonderful couple of days there, playing games, eating ice cream and visiting.

Sunday we went to Bay Beach on the Lake Michigan Shore. It was perfect weather and the first ride we went on was The Zippin Pippin!

Before you get on the Zippin Pippin, there is a sign that says it is Elvis Presley’s favorite ride. Just 8 days before his death Elvis rented out the entire park, in Memphis, from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. to entertain around 10 guests and they rode the Zippin Pippin for hours. It was Elvis’s last public appearance.

The ride was then moved to Green Bay’s Bay Beach.

Take a virtual ride on the Zippin Pippin!

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