Friday, August 26, 2011

The Great Minnesota Get Together 2011

I have to write this tonight because I'm leaving too early tomorrow morning to write my post then.  We are going to the fair.  The Minnesota.  State.  Fair.  I love it so much!!!!  If you, my precious reader (or readers, if there are actually more than one) are from Minnesota, you know what I'm talking about!  It's a big part of why I love this state so much.
We love it so much that we are leaving right when my hubby gets home from work, at 6:00.  In the morning, people.  Yes, that's right.  We do love it that much.  We will walk in the entrance by the Miracle of Birth Center.  Hubby will probably have a Turkey To Go sandwich for breakfast.  A and J will probably have Tiny Tim Donuts, washed down with some all you can drink Milk.  I will go on my annual trip to the bathroom and then to find coffee.  It will be cool, the people will be just starting to filter in, but live music will already be starting.
Lefse might be a good breakfast.  That's in the Food Building.  Then we'll probably just start wandering over to the animal barns to check them out before it gets too hot and smelly.

The Fair holds precious memories for us.  We have had good times there with friends and family for 18 years now, and the hubby has been going there his entire life.  It means so much to so many people.  It's tradition.  It's pride in your state and in the Midwest.  It's silly.  It's relaxed.  People are in a good mood.

And there are cheese curds.  And beer.

We'll stop by the band shell and see a band.  We'll go on a couple rides.  Hubby will hang out on machinery hill looking longingly at machines that I don't have much interest in normally, but tomorrow they will seem interesting to me.  Maybe because of the cheerful surroundings, who knows?  A and J will eat.  And eat.  And eat.
And maybe watch chainsaw log carving.  Or make something at the Home Depot booth.  Definitely ride the big slide.
I CAN'T WAIT!  I'll let you know how it goes.  If you've never been, go.  If you weren't planning on going, go.  And if you were planning to go, go more than once.  Maybe I'll see you there!

1 comment:

  1. I hope you have a good time! We went on Thursday. Our big thing is pronto pups for breakfast :-). We also love seeing the dogs at the Pet Center...and Soren got a fish hat at the Gander Mountain booth that he still wore yesterday. I love the fair!!!