State Fair 2011
It's that time of year! For 10 days, the entire state of Minnesota is obsessed with the State Fair. And I understand why, its pretty awesome.
This year we decided to break from our normal go-at-night-during-the-week routine and try an early Saturday morning with Henry. I like our old routine better, but we still had a great time. That morning started out chilly but quickly got really hot (read - the jeans I wore were a bad choice). It was also much more crowded than I'm used to. When you go at night it starts out warm and crowded and as your patience starts to wean it gets less crowded and cooler, its the perfect system. During the day its the opposite, which is a challenge for someone with
very little no patience. But going during the day was the best option for Hen, so we made the best of it.
And of course, I cannot write a blog post about the fair without including some talk about the food! Hello, its the fair, the food is pretty much the only reason I go. And it didn't disappoint. Actually it was amazing. Last year, I had super bad morning sickness at the fair and basically gagged down the food while trying not to think about the pleasant smells from the animal barn... Not this year! I enjoyed every calorie.
|Get it - "Champion Hen"|
|I took entirely too many pictures of chickens...|
|I seem to fall into this trap every year.|
|The white stuff is powdered sugar. Who doesn't leave the fair covered in food?|