|What Congress Members Did on Vacation|
|By ALISA WIERSEMA (@alisawiersema)||Aug 17, 2013, 12:50 PM|
Congress is in recess for a few more weeks, and members have been staying busy on their vacations. Through scorpion bites, wine-making contests, and a couple of butter cow visits, take a look at what some politicians have been doing on their summer breaks.
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) fell victim to the "perils of living in the desert" when he got bit by a scorpion.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D - N.Y.) checked out a 'make your own wine' festival at the Wyoming County Fair in upstate New York.
Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) visited the Lincoln Park Farmer's Market in Chicago.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R- Iowa) marveled at the biggest pig at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) ate a Native American tortilla with the Sycuan Indian Tribe in California.
Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo.) tweeted that there was "no way to get a good or full picture of the Butter Cow" at the Gerken Dairy Center at the Missouri State Fair.
According to Sen .Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) the summer's not complete without a visit to the Iowa State Fair, where the famous Iowa butter cow drew crowds of spectators.
Rep. Todd Young (R-Ind.) learned about longhorn cows at the Hudson Longhorns breeding grounds in Croydon, Ind.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) enjoyed a green smoothie in Rockford, Ill. "I feel healthier just looking at it," he tweeted.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) stopped by McFadden's General Store in the White Mountains to stock up on New Hampshire Maple Syrup.
Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) observed a watermelon field in the city of Ashquelon in Israel. (No word on whether he sampled the fruit.)