Nick, Kristen, Curtis (!!!), and I were in attendance on the last day of the MN State Fair.
This year we kicked off the MN State Fair season on day 6 of the fair due to a poorly timed trip to Las Vegas. Nick, Kristen, Whitney, and I headed to the fairgrounds early in hopes of clear roads and clearer skies. We were not disappointed.
Nick, Kristen, Whitney, and I kicked off our 2016 fair season with a two and a half hour drive around the fairgrounds, followed by a trip to two different park and rides, where we parked street side and squeezed onto a full shuttle. [insert not pleased face]
Three hours after our intended arrival time, the food marathon began! We also took a trip through the Miracle of Birth Center (baby goats and lambs and stinky pigs!), got prime spots at the fish pond, visited the pet center, and rode on one of the sky rides. Also Nick’s grandparents were there, so we got to chat for a little bit.
New (to me) foods consumed:
- Burnt Butt Ends at RC BBQ
- Candied Bacon BLT at The Blue Barn
- French Toast Bites at The Blue Barn
- Banana Cinnamon & Cream Johnny Pop
- Candied Bacon Donut Sliders at MN Wine Country
- Cucumber Lemonade at French Meadow Bakery
- Loaded Tots at Tot Boss
- Tater Tot Nachos at Tot Boss
In the morning the skies were overcast and the seas looked rough. Kristen, Nick, and I decided to skip out on the dive while Curtis decided to brave the seas. As it turned out, Rudy ended up delaying the dive until 1 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.
I hit the pool around 8:30 a.m. and Curtis joined me shortly thereafter. We were the only ones until another couple came down and took a bunch of chairs by us, leaving us with one extra. We ended up moving to the other side of the pool to get more chairs and getting an umbrella because it was hot and my forehead was toasty from the day before.
I ordered a few Island Coolers and pre lunch ceviche. The boys left at 1 p.m. to dive, and Kristen abandoned me to get a massage. Out of fear of burning, I headed back to the room until Kristen got back. We ended up walking down the beach and having lunch at Estel’s. I had a chicken quesadilla. Kristen had french toast which seemed really weird to me.
On our way back from lunch the sky looked ominious and a rainbow formed over the ocean. We made it back before the rain came.
We were all pretty tuckered out in the evening, so we ordered pizza and watched Ted 2.
The interwebs are actually working tonight! While everyone else is in bed at 9 p.m., I’m sitting here uploading photos to the blog.