We almost skipped the State Fair this year.... and then we didn't. We have taken the kids (with Papa) since the Twinners were just a year old, and stroller bound. This year was BLAZING HOT and I argued we skip the Great Minnesota Get Together.
Then the Friday before Labor Day there was a break in the horrid heat. I was able to take spur of the moment PTO, so we cruised over to our usual church lot Park N Ride shuttle on Lexington in Roseville. We were at the Fair just before 10 am.
First we ate cheese curds (the breakfast of Champions), visited the giant pumpkin in the Horticulture Building, ate mini donuts, a dough-sant or crou-nut (whichever is NOT trade-marked), a pronto pup, went down the GIANT SLIDE, ate a breakfast burrito (which came with a free cup of coffee), THEN we went to see my Dad (Papa), who was manning a machinery display for a cousin of Chris's.
Marly likes the State Fair too, although she refused to go down the Giant Slide this year.
This is my selfie at the State Fair.
My favorite animals are cows. I LOVE cows. I really don't like pigs and didn't even stop to look at the giant bore this year.
And for the rest of our Labor Day weekend, Mark painted the deck in the sweltering 90 degree heat on Saturday, and we headed to Brett and Rachel's for a fantastic holiday overnight on Sunday! No photos, but we had so much fun.