The Great MN Get Together -2013

Last Friday, we took Luke to the MN state fair. . . This is his *third time. The first time, he made me horribly sick with morning all day sickness. And last year, he slept most of the time. . . This year, he wanted to try everything we ate and wanted to get out of the stroller most of the time.. .

We headed up to the cities and picked up Adam and Ashley and headed to the Park and Ride. <—the best way to get to the fair – for free! And Luke loved the bus ride. . . we sat right behind the bus driver and he was fascinated.

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It was super hot, but that didn’t seem to deter any people!! IMG_5441

So, our first stop was obviously for beer. . . 

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And then ice cream. . . salted caramel and mini doughnut. IMG_5445

Then, some walking around and deep fried bread pudding <—highlight of the Fair this year, everyone’s favorite!!

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Then, we had some fun walking around and checking out exhibits.

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And Luke loved checking out all the new cars. . .

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MN State Fair staple – Corn!!

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We tried a new fair food – comet corn. Basically caramel corn that was frozen in liquid nitrogen. It was cool, but just ok.

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Luke’s favorite food right now is pickles, so we got him a giant pickle.

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Another State Fair staple – vanilla shake from the University of MN milk booth.

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And of course, we had to go see the cows. . . which Luke loved! He kept saying more and moooooo. So frickin adorable. Winking smile 

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And then, he was done.

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But we weren’t! Cini-minis. YUM.

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And the best ever turkey sandwich –> according to Beth. Smile 

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And that was the end for us. We did a really good job sharing food, so we didn’t get too full or spend too much money!

And then it was back to the bus. And back to Mankato.

Another good year at the fair! Thanks for joining us Adam and Ashley!! Can’t wait for next year. Smile 

Do you go to your State Fair?

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  1. I don’t think I’m going to make it this year 🙁 we will see though, I love the John Deere ice cream!!
    It is nice to go with a few people so you can share and try more things. The deep fried bread pudding sounds amazing
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  2. Those ice cream flavors sound amaaazing!! Gotta love fair food!
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  3. We’re hoping to go friday. But seriously if it’s as hot as today, maybe not. Holy moly it’s been HOT and HUMID. This summer has felt pretty mild until this past week i swear. We love the fair and we used to go to the oregon state fair in salem when we lived out west. I even worked at a booth there in high school. Last summer i went to the mn fair with a friend and our collective 4 kids 4 and under. They had a blast!

    • KT

      Oh my goodness Kendra – good luck if you go to the Fair in this heat. . .maybe try to go late morning?

  4. I just literally laughed out loud when I saw that last photo of Luke passed out in his stroller. I mean really, he had a rough day! Eating, hanging with the bus driver, petting cows, driving cars…I’m exhausted just thinking about it! =) I love this recap!
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    • KT

      Aww thanks Mel – baby’s sleeping are so adorable, especially passed out in a stroller or car seat. 🙂

  5. Oh, that cow is adorable….
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  6. Aw that looks so fun! I haven’t been to our state fair in forever, but I really want to go this year!
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  7. Now I want I’ve cream!
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  8. That baby cow!! My heart melted. I need one! And it’s even cuter that Luke was making the moo sounds 😉
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