Official End of Summer
In Minnesota anyway.
I managed the State Fair twice this year, both times with Fair Aficionados who had agendas and kept me from getting lost. Definitely the way to go. Opening Day I went with Carrie, and also ran into Juli. We started by looking at bunnies and petting sheep, followed by a ride on the giant slide and eating funnel cakes at 10:30 am. We ate all manner of items on a stick, rested while watching a truly amazing clogging show, admired the political crop art, thoroughly enjoyed the parade of marching bands (complete with one band playing Thriller while dressed as zombies) and left just in time for work exhausted and sunkissed.
Closing Day I tagged along with Carrie and Steph for our first ever evening at the fair. It poured rain, conveniently while we were enjoying pulled pork and beer at Famous Dave’s. We played a wee bit of skee ball and ended the night on the Ferris Wheel.
Here are a few pics – some were actually taken by Carrie but I’m sure she won’t mind.