Rusty the Turtle - Turtle Lake, North Dakota's mascot!
This is the Schlafmann family farm ... acres and acres of grain and corn. The small shed looking building on the right is where Jason's dad was born and where the family lived for some years before building the larger house on the right.
The Turtle Days festivities began with a parade down main street - it seemed that the only requirement to be in the parade was that you would throw candy out to the waiting children...made for a lot of "interesting" participants.
Soap-box car races!
The Turtle Races - 192 turtles raced each other - 8 at a time. Bailey's turtle "lassie" took 2nd place in the first round, but was beat out in the quarter finals :(