Friday, July 26, 2013

30 minutes in the life | July 2013

One of my favorite things about becoming immersed in the world of photography is the friendships I've made along the way.  Recently, a group of photographers (myself included) decided to embark on a monthly adventure.  Each of us is to document "30 minutes in the life...." each month. 

This is our first month to put together our posts in a blog circle.  I hope you enjoy all the fun blogs. For my first installment, I documented 30 minutes in the life of our adventure eating Limburger cheese sandwich, the "world's stinkiest cheese". 

stinky stinky
Last week my family went on vacation.  It was quite a trek to travel from Oklahoma to NW Illinois, but we thankfully survived (and in one piece I might add!!).  We had several things planned for our time including a trip to Monroe, Wisconsin to eat some stinky cheese. 
Baumgartner's Cheese Store and Tavern has been around since 1931.   It's a fun place with a simple menu; lots of cheese, a few meats, and beer.  We had to drive about an hour to get there from where we were staying, but when your boys believe that eating stinky cheese will be one of the highlights of the vacation, you go! 

Mr. Baumgartner himself!
Pin where you are from! Norman, OK!!
Throwing dollars up to the ceiling with quarters and a thumbtack. 
All money gets donated twice per year locally.

The last donation was over $8000!!

We bought a half of a Limburger sandwich and passed it around.  I'll just say that the bacteria used to ferment the cheese is the same bacteria that makes your armpits and feet stink, so imagine that taste.  in. your. mouth.  Ok, don't. 


my bite

My hubby.  Always a character. 
Grandpa tried a bite.
Too stinky for the baby!

Seth: Stinky Cheese Master  (He ate TWO bites!)

We had so much fun.  If we ever make it back up to that part of the country, you bet we will go back! Aside from the Limburger, we ordered the cheese and salami sampler, bratwursts, pastrami sandwich, and a Reuben.  All delicious!  The local root beer and regular beer was great as well!
(and forgive my blog's messy appearance. I've been fighting blogger for two hours trying to get the spacing correct!!)

And now that you're done with my post, check out the post from Colleen Putman, NYC Photographer.
See you next month! :)
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  1. Looks like a fun time! Great story. I love the little one's expression.

  2. what a great idea for your post! i'm curious about that sandwich!

  3. Oh this is HILARIOUS. My kids are sitting here wondering what I'm laughing at. I love the one of the map, but I think my very favorite is the squished face from outside the window. I so want to meet you guys after seeing these. I love your family already.

  4. I love these story telling images. That last photo cracks me up!

    Very well done!

  5. so funny and that last photo is just pure awesomeness!

  6. What a great 30 minutes! Great images - really looks like everyone had fun, even though they may not have liked the cheese :)

  7. I totally LOVE this! What a great trip and your photos are awesome, I especially love the B&W one of your hubby! xxx

  8. Great images and story...looks like fun

  9. Loved this! I especially like the black and white with grandparents and kids. Classic and timeless!

  10. That is the coolest place ever!! What a great adventure. I can't stop laughing over the looks on everyone's faces after eating the cheese. I don't know if I could handle that. Wonderful photos. Thank you for being a part of this group.

  11. Oh my goodness--How fun are those shots! Such a fantastic idea. Those pics of your expressions are priceless.