Another year, another Iowa State Fair. This was by far the hottest one yet. It was a humid 95 degrees. I think we were exhausted just from walking to pick up the tickets at will call. But, as always, it was well worth it.
This year's foods included:
- Deep fried peanut butter and jelly (gooey and delicious)
- Cheese curds
- Turkey burger
- Pumpkin spice funnel cake (Emily liked this better than the pineapple upside down one, but I disagreed.)
- Strawberry ice cream cone
- Jalapeno corn dog
- Chili cheese dog (He ate it while we reminisced about his days as a fair food vendor, and we all weighed in with our opinions on fake cheese.)
Alex and Kelly met up with us after a few hours, and we had fun seeing the animals (the giant ones and the babies... one day old piglets and a three week old calf). It was East Sider's night at the fair, and we decided it was best to head out before then. I'm glad we left when we did, because I was so dehydrated.
On Saturday, we spent the morning at the Des Moines Farmers market with Andrew's uncle Mike and aunt Lynne, visited Mallory and her beautiful family, had lunch at Fong's, and ate dinner at Alex and Kelly's before getting our buts beat in a round of bags.
Today, I was absolutely exhausted. I'm glad we got home early so I could get a good long nap in before a long afternoon of doing nothing. Cheers!