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September 8, 2004

The State Fair

We went to the State Fair on Labor Day. We have decided to go to the State Fair every Labor Day while we're here in MN. It seems many of our friends go out of town, and we're just trying to get settled for school to start. The fair's about as ambitious as we can be, all things considered.

I noticed this year that the Mall of America is really patterned after the state fair. There's rides and games and shopping. But there's also fried cheese curds, Dippin' Dots, caramel apples, french fries, funnel cake and elephant ears, and deep fried oreos. About the only thing you can get at the state fair that you can't get at the mall is a deep fried candy bar on a stick (oh, and the fresh scent of the horse barn).

We happened to have the misfortune of arriving at about the same time as Dick Cheney, so our bus was delayed for several minutes while the motorcade made its way to the fair. That wasn't a lot of fun waiting, but all of the people on the bus sort of rallied around the ridiculousness of us waiting there so that Cheney could go to the fair. I'm sure it's how he really wanted to be spending Labor Day.

Posted by chri1010 at September 8, 2004 9:49 AM


Hi, Laurene. Now I can visualize how your life in Mpls has been going!
Fourtunately, I've visited you twice, so, what you wrote here reminding me of the scenes of hanging around in Mall of America, and eating cheese curds with you and Jurigen, as well as the time when we had Dippin' Dots together
at Macdonald in Portland. Oh, I have to go back there sometime, soon.
It was unlucky that you had to waite, but I hope
you enjoyed the state fair. I wish I could go there sometime, too.
As always, I am writing a lot...so, I will stop now, but I am looking forward to reading your blog. Have a nice day.

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