The Great Minnesota Get Together

I started this post, planning to post it over the weekend but then that pesky strep throat got in the way!

On my trip to Minnesota, aside from getting my wedding dress, the State Fair was the main attraction!  Mom picked up Grandma Nancy and came to meet Molly and I at the University of Minnesota.  We caught the free shuttle bus from there over to the fair grounds. Naturally we started the day out with breakfast.  Tom Thumb Mini Donuts!

Me with Mini DonutsAfter that we wandered through the Horticulture building.  They have all sorts of interesting things in there.  There was a wing about apples and wineries while another wing had all the seed art, while another had all the awards for biggest of each vegetable.  Of course the biggest tomato was called Zac! I had to send him a picture telling him it was nice that he jointed us at the fair.

Big Zac Tomato

After the Horticulture building we headed off for the U of M building, where I got to see a real human brain and spinal cord!  We had some lunch too foot long hot dogs for GN and I and pronto pups for Mom and Molly.  It was pretty hot out so we went to get some shade and see if there was anything awesome to buy in the Grandstand.  Molly and I ended up getting free massages too!

We’d cooled off enough so it was back outside to catch the parade!  We even saw Princess Kay of the Milky Way on her float.  Standing in the direct sunlight made us thirsty so we headed over to the Leine Lodge for a beer, benches to sit on and live music.

Beer Garden with Grandma

After we’d cooled off again it was time to get french fries and walk around some more to see if there was anything we’d missed

Fresh French Fries

We made our way to the dairy bar to see the butter heads being carved and get a malt for the ride home, then it was back to the bus stop.

Butter Head

MaltWhat a great day!!!

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