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Pretty flowers and fried food (Part II)

September 7, 2009


Thanks for checking back to read my second post about our Labor Day Weekend trip to Minnesota.  I guess the picture at the end of my last post kept you in suspense 🙂


Unless, of course, you’re from Wisconsin and you know that the above picture could only be a beer-battered fried cheese curd.  If that’s the case, these pictures might seem mundane and pedestrian.  If you didn’t know this, be prepared to be enlightened.  Fried cheese curds might just be the best thing ever.  Seriously.  These cheese curds were crispy, squeaky and piping hot, just the way they’re supposed to be.


Question: What kind of state fair experience would you have if you didn’t eat a corn dog?


Answer: A tragically incomplete one.

We were lucky enough to get corn dogs coated with mustard.  How great of an idea is that?  You don’t have to worry about dipping.  Focus on inhaling and not choking, and you’re in business.

Next up…DSC_0577



= Hello, lunch.

The boyf got white milk and I got chocolate.  It was FANTASTIC.  The kind of fantastic where you’re like, “Did that really just happen?  I think I’m going to be sick.”

In case you’re curious about what the (nearly) empty cookie cone looked like, which I’m sure you are, here you go:


Who knew something so innocently packaged could be so sinfully good?  Not me, that’s for sure.

We also got some roasted corn, but I didn’t really get a good picture of it, so here you go…IMG_0380

We exhibited more self control then we’d expected when it came to the fair food, but we had a plane to catch and we didn’t want to feel gross on said plane.  That would have been bad.  Really bad.  Although I think the boyf regrets not getting a turkey leg…

And here’s some of the food that we passed opted out of:


Heart attack, anyone?


A little too ambiguous to be appealing.


Perhaps you didn’t know this (I sure didn’t…), but you can put just about anything on a stick. There was also ostrich on a stick, fried pickles on a stick, and fried candy bars on a stick.  You have to draw the line somewhere.

Apparently I didn’t get a picture of the spam curds.  Tragedy.

The state fair wasn’t all about food, people.  Mostly, but not entirely.  There were also cute animals.


Aww, it almost looks just like the palomino quarter horse I used to ride, P.J.


More palomino prettiness.


There were sheep too, but they’re just not as photogenic as horses.  It’s nothing personal; it’s just true.


We had a fantastic whirl-wind trip to Minnesota, and we’ve already checked when the Virginia State Fair is (September 24 through October 4, if you’re curious) because we have quite a bit of unfinished business.  Mostly eating.  We may be gluttons, but at least we own it (and we take good pictures so you can partake vicariously).


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