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polish day: bremond, texas + polish pickle 5k // festival 2015: day 1

2015 July 2


Hi remember me? I’m the girl on the left, Makenzie! I used to co-write this blog with Dena – then I made Dena do it all by herself. I’m now a GUEST BLOGGER. After re-reading my previous posts on this blog, Dena asked me to write a post about polish day because we couldn’t stop laughing at my old posts!

The first stop on any of our roadtrips is SAWN-EEY (that’s our dena/mak lingo way of saying sonic). I got a chicken tender kids meal and a cherry pineapple slush. Dena got a grilled cheese kids meal and a cranberry slush. We shared a cookie dough and brownie blast.

PINEAPPLE CHERRY SLUSH: 2 out of 5 STARS. I liked the cherry chunks


COOKIE DOUGH/BROWNIE BLAST: 5 out of 5 stars – tasted like cake batter


FRIDAY NIGHT: First part of polish day festival – setting up the night before. This is the Bremond, TX press office and the apparent center of the edgy and booming Bremond social scene. Kidding – it’s not booming or edgy but the press office was the official headquarters. It’s an office that time forgot – there’s newspaper clippings from the 80’s, old posters and flags, and I was too afraid to check the contents of the staff fridge.



Here’s Dena re-uniting with her old truck that moved to the country when it’s brakes stopped working and then door kept flying open on the highways of Houston. Dena since then got a cute VW Golf but due to forces of nature, Dena is now in the market for a new car. I guess she forgot about the non-working brakes and flying-open doors threatening to throw passengers out, because she keeps trying to convince her parents to let her bring her truck back to Houston to be her permanent car. Riding around in the truck all weekend brought back memories – like the time we tried to stuff 4 people on the bench seat and my then-bf thought he was stroking my arm but he was really stroking dena’s bf’s arm. Nice.


Dena said “TAKE A PICTURE OF ME IN FRONT OF THIS SINKHOLE” because she likes to put inside jokes in her blog. This one goes out to a special someone. After the sinkhole picture, we went to the street dance which actually turned out to be street karaoke and some drunk locals kept hogging the mic. Uncomfortable.


SATURDAY MORNING: The first part of the day is the Polish Pickle Run which Dena’s dad founded in the…90’s? Something like that. I entered the run expecting a nice, easy jog – but turns out my race number was #5, I was categorized as an “invited competitor”, and everyone expected me to do well SO THE PRESSURE WAS ON. Spoiler alert – I placed second in my age category but I think it’s only because there were 4 of us to begin with – I was something like 130th overall. My time was still pretty good considering I’ve been pretty injured/not running all spring. Thankfully I had a pain free run and I’m still feeling good!


In the long sleeve white shirt is dena’s cousin will johnson – he’s a Texans rookie and everyone’s very proud of him. Dena’s dad announced it and I think Will was mostly just very embarrased. (Also, what is my face/belly in this picture? I swear it’s only pooching out because my number thing is making it do that).


The start/finish line! It was raining and miserable but actually kept the temperatures down.



Post-race timekeeping. Are entrants allowed to place other runners? Probably not. (but it’s a small town, so anything goes)


The prizes for the race were medals, money and pickles (the pickles were made form dena’s nana’s recipe). Also a raffle for a calf and hay bales (or cash equivalent). I really wanted to win the calf – the guy who won took the calf instead of the cash which I guess is unheard of?IMG_8852

IMG_8998us! I used to only wear that black dress for work but it made a pretty good road trip dress – stretchy and comfy but still looked sharp. (get ready for a “day 2” post later this week. lots and lots of polka dancing pictures!) and if you still can’t get enough, check out previous years PP day posts: 2014 polish day // 2012 day 1 //  2012 day 2 (the 2012 ones make us laugh like crazy. so check them out, or at last re-check them out if you like us)


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