The fair, family and Surly Furious – a (Minnesota) nice weekend
With my sisters getting older and therefor busier with their own lives I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to piggy back on a work trip and spend Labor Day Weekend with my family. To make it even better Mike also flew in to join in the festivities. In addition to the fair, highlights of the five day trip included bike riding along the new trails around Lino Lakes, a Surly Brewery tour and a night out in downtown Minneapolis with drinks at the top of The Foshay.
Californians just don’t understand how epic the Minnesota State Fair really is. I smile and nod politely as they reflect on the “awesome corn dog” they ate or the at another fair while in head I’m thinking you poor thing. You have no idea.
Friday morning Brynn, Mike and I got up early filled with deep-fried excitement and set out for a full day at the fair. With her busy work and Lino Lakes Ambassador schedule Brooke wasn’t able to join us for but luckily she and I had some alone time together the night before doing some damage at the Mall of America.
The three amigos got down to business having no issue digging into deep-fried cheese curds at 9 a.m.
It was the deep-fried cookie dough at 9:15 a.m. that may have been concerning…
Oof, after that breakfast of champions we headed over to the MN Rollergirls Booth and threw some pitches at the St. Paul Saints booth.
Enough with the calorie-burning, time for some morning brews at the MN Craft Brewer’s Guild Land of 10,000 Beers.
Off to the animal barns.
I was really into the all-you-can-drink chocolate milk this year. I guess I needed something to wash down the giant turkey sandwich Brynn and I shared. Interestingly enough the turkey stand was located right outside the poultry barn…
Despite it being before noon it seemed wrong to have milk in one hand without cookies in the other. Dessert #2!
In continuing with the theme of breaking societal eating rules, Brynn and I proceeded to jump on the most nauseating ride we could find with a belly full of turkey, cookies and milk.
Back to business.
I’d say it was a successful day at the fair and a wonderful time spent at home.