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MN State Fair–2017

On Monday, we went to the Great MN get-together!

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Luke has been every year and this was Jake’s first year.

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We had perfect weather and a great day hanging out as a family.

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But. . . the real reason we go, is the food!

Here are the highlights. . .

#1. Pie in the Sky sundae. From the Dairy Building.

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A sweet and tart mix of crunchy, spiced “airplane” cookies and lemon curd, topped with dark chocolate drizzle and served with vanilla ice cream as a sundae or malt.

#2. Mini Sconuts

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Buttermilk scone holes filled with chocolate, marshmallow and Nutella®, deep-fried and topped with a dusting of powdered sugar

#3. Cashew salted nut roll

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#4. Mini cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting

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#5. Cheese curds #fairstaple

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#6. Luke’s ice cream cone

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#7. Scott’s vanilla and mint milk shake from the dairy barn #yum

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And if you go to the fair, do me a favor and take a pass on these. . .

#1. corn dog – just meh.

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#2. Honey puffs <-new fair food this year, but not worth it.

Deep-fried dough balls crispy outside and sweet inside, tossed in a sweet syrup and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.

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And we had fun wandering around. . .

riding in style. . .

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Sharing his ice cream cone with Babe the Blue Ox.

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Giant slide. . . Luke and I are on the far right. . .

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Baby nap time

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Building at the Home Depot barn

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My boys. . .

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Already looking forward to next year! And having another Pie in the Sky Sundae! Smile

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The Fair–2012

On Friday, we took a trip to the Minnesota State Fair. It was actually Luke’s second time going. . . but I think he probably had more fun this time!

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We went with Uncle Adam.

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It was HOT! But the baby did really well, hanging out in the stroller for most of the day. And even took a nap or two.

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And of course there was food!

We had:

a corn dog

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corn on the cob

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University of Minnesota Dairy Barn Vanilla Milk Shake

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Pina Colada drink in a whole pineapple

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Formula

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Sunnies in a boat – with an awesome raspberry tartar sauce –> just like last year!

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mini doughnuts

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Frozen strawberry key lime pie covered in white chocolate

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And we walked around

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checked out the Jeep display

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played with our feet

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And my favorite attraction: The Princess Kay of the Milky Way Butter heads. They take huge blocks of butter and carve the Princesses of the fair into them. Super cool! Literally. Winking smile 

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Another great year at the Fair.

On the bus on the way back to the car. . .

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And the car ride home. . .

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The Great Minnesota Get-Together

Yesterday, Scott and I went to the Minnesota State Fair.

It was the perfect day to go. . . middle of the week and sprinkling rain on and off really kept the crowds down so there was actually room to walk!

so excited for the fair. . . Winking smile

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First fair food: Roasted corn on the cob. . .

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always the best corn ever!

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Up next: sunfish fillets with yummy sauce in a boat!

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And the sweet stuff. . .

Scott always has to get Sweet Martha’s cookies.

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And he always has to get the huge bucket. . . where they pile it super high and you have to eat a ton before you can even put the lid on!

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And our ‘new’ fair food this year: pig licker –> chocolate covered bacon sprinkled with sea salt

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It was interesting. . . it tasted like bacon with chocolate on it! Smile Both Scott and I said we didn’t think we would get it again, but it was a fun thing to try!

Also eaten but no pictures: Nitrogen frozen vanilla ice cream – so rich and creamy and Scott got a vanilla milk shake from the University of Minnesota Moo booth.

Laura and her boyfriend got to the fair just before we had to leave, so I was able to snag a few mini doughnuts from her!

And fun self portraits on the bus on the way back to the car!

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Always a good time at the great MN get-together!

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