Wow, where did the summer go? I just realized I never finished blogging about this year’s fair experience!! I’m not sure where to begin since it’s been so long.
Nick and I had trip #2 to the fair on Saturday 8/23. We enjoyed yummy foods such as foot longs, corn dogs, a pretzel with cheese, a chocolate peanut butter Rice Kristy Bar, pizza from Spaghetti Eddy’s, a caramel apple, a quesadilla from Quesadilla Junction, fried flour tacos from Del Sol, Tiny Tim mini donuts, a turkey to go sandwich, and a twist cone (me) and chocolate malt (Nick) from the Gopher Dairy Barn. Best. Twist. Cone. Ever. I also got one of those refillable State Fair cups, which over the course of the rest of the week saved us around $5 between the root beers, sprite and lemonade. Other activities on Saturday included looking at the Greyhounds :D, watching kids play Rock Band and people watching in general. Also I noticed a misprint on the Juanita’s Fajitas stand. Three sides said “Juanita’s Fajitas” while the fourth said “Juantia’s Fajitas” … woops.
(By the way, I kept notes about our food and activities. I’m smart and all, but I haven’t been storing all this info in my head for the last month.)
We attended the fair again on Wednesday 8/27, this time with Kristen. Curtis opted out of the fair this year, attending a fun dive instead. Fair foodstuffs included foot longs, corn dogs, Australian battered potatoes with ranch and sour cream, tater tots on a stick (at Axle’s … very delicious), a twist cone at the Dairy Building (I didn’t think it would be better than the Gopher cone, but it was), a caramel roll, corn on the cob, a gizmo, cheese curds, Sweet Martha’s cookies, and a taco from Taco King. I know it sounds like a lot, but we were splitting 3 ways this time and we did throw out a few partially eaten foods. Funny story about the corn, I ended up burning my lower gums on it because of the precise fashion in which I eat my corn. I didn’t realize it was burnt until the next morning. I thought I had something stuck in my teeth so I kept picking and flossing, but it kept hurting. I couldn’t pin point the pain either, it just kind of hurt everywhere. Then when I woke up on Thursday I had a bunch of little water bubbles on my gums. Woops. It was worth it though, probably the best State Fair corn experience.
Our fourth and final trip to the fair was on Monday 9/1, a.k.a. Labor Day, a.k.a. the last day. Travis came with us and we met up with Smitty and Deebz once there. I wasn’t very hungry and my internals were feeling kind of crappy from the fair food from the week before. I ate some mac & cheese on a stick, a pork chop on a stick, all the milk I could drink, which was the equivalent of Nick’s last cup, another twist cone, more kettle korn, mini donuts and a couple french fries that I sniped from Jordon. It was also hotter and muggier than sh1t, which probably added to the lack of appetite and all around feeling of grossness. We were only there for a few hours before we couldn’t take it anymore. It was no way to end the fair season, but what can you do?
Until next year!!