Sorry if I have been missing in action this past week--I've been savoring the final days of summer. For me, that means enjoying several trips to the Minnesota State Fair, aka the Great Minnesota-Get-Together.
Today hubby and I made our last trip...which was our fourth trip. (The Fair runs 12 days--always ending on Labor Day). It was our shortest trip--only 5.5 hours long. Usually we stay 8-10 hours. We do lots of walking, people watching, sitting (resting!), listening to free concerts (Rosanne Cash was this year's highlight!), and of course, enjoying once-a-year Fair Foods. Our favorite foods? Buffalo chips (potatoes), Corn dogs (we have a favorite booth), pork chops on a stick, Chocolate/blackberry malts from the Dairy building (where you can see the Dairy princesses' heads carved in a life-size chunk of butter!), and a few other miscellaneous treats. There are plenty of exhibits to check out each year--the Fine Arts competition, crop art, Creative Activities, Flower shows...It's an endless array of entertainment.
Which means it is a great opportunity to take photos! I've meant to share photos as the Fair proceeded, but time got away from me. I thought I would share a few over the next few days, loosely grouped by various themes.
Today's Theme: At the Barn!
No trip to the Fair is complete without a trip to the barns. I grew up in rural Minnesota and still enjoy seeing the farm animals--especially cows. And who doesn't love horses?! The day we headed down to the barn area, a high school rodeo show was about to begin. I couldn't resist taking a few shots of these cowgirls with their horses.