You Know You’re in Minnesota If…

7 Sep

Minnesota. A place where the mosquito has been declared the unofficial state bird.  Where you can ram into someone with your cart at the grocery and they will apologize to you. Where fanny packs roam free. Where sweatpants are acceptable attire for any occasion. Where summer weekends involve blissful trips to a lakeside cabin. Where anything can be made into a hot dish.

How do you know you have arrived in such a land? You know you are in Minnesota if….

The hometown airline serves you free in-flight hot dogs.

Customer appreciation

You wake up in the morning and shoot pop cans from the deck in your PJs.

Sharp shooter!

Nailed it!

You can’t throw a rock without hitting a lake.

Paddle boating

The motor

The entertainment

There is a yearly event…

Admit one

Welcome to the Great Minnesota Get Together!

…where you can eat all of the following in one day.

Veggie fries (aka deep-fried vegetables)

Strawberry milkshake

Walleye on a stick

Deep-fried peanut butter cups

A beautiful thing

Asparagus and swiss crepe

Bacon fried in bacon fat

Foot-long slice of pig

Other famous Bacons

Hotdish on a stick! My favorite!

Sweet, sweet Martha

Too bad they are stingy with the portions

Walleye cakes (yes, we already had something with walleye)

And wear this.

The three little pigs

Nerdy piggy

Yes, more walleye

And pet that.

Sheep attack!


Horse whisperer

And ride this.


And win one of those.


AND one of these.


And see them.


Minnesota. A land of opportunity, 10,000 lakes, the nicest people on earth and the place I call home.


4 Responses to “You Know You’re in Minnesota If…”

  1. Kathy Sonn September 9, 2011 at 2:39 pm #

    Loved the pictures. It looks like all had a great time.

    • sarahsonn September 9, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

      It was fun to go back to the fair again! Lots of walking and LOTS of eating. Mike also got to try some MN craft brews which was nice. Second post about the rest of the trip to come!

  2. Mama September 10, 2011 at 5:02 am #

    This one I am posting on facebook. I loved it!

    • sarahsonn September 10, 2011 at 11:40 am #

      Sounds great mama! Glad you liked it. I miss you guys already!! xoxo

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