Tuesday, September 13, 2011

MN State Fair

Over Labor Day weekend Paul, Mikaela and I headed to MN to visit my mom's cousin Sue and family. We're really close to them and they had come out to see us in June, so it was fun to get together again. Her daughter Molly had just had a little boy Cash, 3 weeks before our visit, so we got to meet him too. We left Fri. at noon and spent the night with my college roommate Nichole, her hubby Jon, and son Mason. We had such a great visit and caught up again. It was so good to see them. Sat. morning we traveled to MN and spent the day with the family. I got to go to the quilt shop in Rosemount as it is right next door to Molly's Salon. We had a big family meal and spent time trying to get Mikaela to crawl.
Sunday morning we headed out early to the MN State Fair. It was our first time and we had a blast!
I just loved the Coliseum, so much to look at!
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I definitely had to pick up some Sweet Martha's cookies.
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I had to eat the bucket down too, with a little help!
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Paul had some Walleye on a stick.
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It seemed there were a lot of things on a stick, including lottery tickets. I bought $15 worth and won $122 dollars! It was definitely my lucky day.
It was a bit chilly when we left, but we bundled up good and had some warm food like cheese curds, pickle dogs, roasted corn, and punto dogs to fill us up!
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Mikaela was having fun and everyone loved her hat!
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We had to go to the Dairy building to see the butter heads. They were pretty cool, pun intended.
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We had an awesome time visiting our family, attending the fair, going to the Twins game, and shopping at IKEA and Fleet Farm, stores we don't have out here. We spent more money at Fleet Farm than the entire trip it seemed. Boy it's a good thing we don't have one of those stores!

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