minnesota state fair

Today was a day we’ve been looking forward to for a long time. We started early ( 10 AM ) and didn’t leave until after 4 PM. 6+ hours of eating, walking and IMG_51388/IMG_5138-768x1024.jpg)](/content/images/2014/08/IMG_5138.jpg)

Our first food stop… Sweet Martha’s chIMG_51678/IMG_5167-768x1024.jpg)](/content/images/2014/08/IMG_5167.jpg)

Next up cheese curds from The Mouth Trap ( half eaten by the time we got a picture ) and garlic French fries froIMG_51618/IMG_5161-1024x400.jpg)](/content/images/IMG_51638/IMG_5163-768x1024.jpg)](/content/images/2014/08/IMG_5163.jpg)

We washed them down with a beer for Braden and frozen Mike’s Hard Lemonade for the girls ( excludIMG_51628/IMG_5162-768x1024.jpg)](/content/images/2014/08/IMG_5162.jpg)

After that we got Strawberries ‘n Creme and let Emma play in tIMG_51468/IMG_5146-1024x768.jpg)](/content/imagesIMG_51498/IMG_5149-769x1024.jpg)](/content/images/2014/08/IMG_5149.jpg)

While in search of fried pickles we stumbled upon fried olives… stuffed with cream cheese and served with IMG_51568/IMG_5156-1024x768.jpg)](/content/images/2014/08/IMG_5156.jpg)

We finished off our first fair outing with a corn dog… not pictured because who hasn’t seen a corn dog?

Besides eating we checked out the animal barns ( horses, cows, sheep, chickens and rabbits ), took a break to smell flowers and just about walked the entire fairgrounds. Our legs and feet hurt. I’m pretty sure we’re all going tIMG_51528/IMG_5152-768x1024.jpg)](/content/images/2014/08/IMG_5152.jpg)