MN State Fair
By user12615793 on Sep 02, 2004
My wife and I took the day off yesterday to go to the Great Minnesota Get Together. Its otherwise known as the Minnesota State Fair. Its a good time to go watch people, pigs, sheep, cows, geese, rabbits, horses, chickens, and llamas. Its also not really a place to be on a diet.
So, starting with the food. Here's the list of what we ate, which is down from last year.
- Blueberry pancakes
- Corn Dogs (aka. Pronto Pups)
- Australian Potatoes
- Lots of Milk (at least half a gallon)
- Strawberry Malt
- Cheese Curds
- Reuben on a Stick
- Assorted soda's and water
We watched the Purina Incredible Dog Team Show which is also known as the Frisbee Dog Show. It sounds a bit of a stupid thing to do, but these dogs were pretty neat. They could jump 5 to 6 feet in the air, while catching Frisbee's. (I suppose since I don't know if they were true Frisbee's, I suppose that they should only be called flying disks.) Its was good, high-energy show.
We also took time to watch the show put on by the Minnesota Raptor Center from the University of Minnesota. They had a falcon, a Great Horned Owl, Barn Owl, a Kestrel (I think that's the name of it), and a Bald Eagle. It was a good, educational show.
The Big Pig was only 1220 lbs this year. Considering that the average pig, from what I remember doesn't get much bigger than 700-800 lbs, its still pretty big.
Of course I stuck my head into the Wonders of Technology building. Its alway good because usually 3M gives away something good, like duct tape. This year it was transparent Post-It Notes and a Mouse Pad. Still some good stuff.
Of course there were some politics going around. From my unofficial observations, there were more people around the John Kerry booth and wearing Kerry buttons than there were for the other guy.