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The picinic at Island Lake Park was fun. Emily, Megan & I threw the football around for awhile and switched to bumping the volleyball around while the "grown-ups" finished eating and finally joined us for a game or 3. You won't be surprised that I couldn't help myself from diving into the sand for a few or that the first ball I hit bruised my arm quite badly. It was a lot of fun. I found out afterwards that some of the joiners were QWest employees. Had I known I probably would have put more efforts into spiking.

Made it to the State Fair at about 2:30. Parked at Rosedale and took the free shuttle. It was fantastic. Parked, boarded a bus and were on our way within 2 minutes. The buses leave every 15 minutes and run until midnight. Can't beat it! Free parking and no hassles or traffic jams afterwards.

Once there, we decided to pay the $5 admission instead of using our discount tickets ($4). Now we can return twice and not feel bad if it's just for the sake of cheese curds and pronto pups :) We consumed devilish goods such as:

  • 1 Footlong Hot Dog
  • 1 Pronto Pup
  • Cheese Curds
  • Bull Bites (beef tenderloin)
  • 1 Pork Chop on a stick
  • 3 bites of a Snickers bar on a stick
  • Cotton Candy
  • Roasted Corn
  • 1 Bucket Chocolate Chip Cookies

    I don't know how I don't weigh 200 pounds today. I'm under the impression that extra fat grams cause sleepiness as am extremely tired today. Other than food, we enjoyed browsing through the Grandstand, checking out the new free-fall "ride" at Adventure Park, oohed and ahed at the lifted Tahoes and the big trucks at Machinery Hill. Also, fell in love with the 2003 Corvette. We checked out 5th wheels, pull-behind campers, boats, fishing gear and spas. Little kids built birdhouses and such donning their own distinctive orange smock at the Home Depot building. We smiled at the cuteness of the pitter patter of 100 little hammers hammerring away. We saw a calf 10 minutes after it was born at the Miracle of Birth building. How great it was to witness his first steps. Baby cows, baby lambs, baby chicks, baby horses, baby pigs, baby bunnies. It was too much! What's not to love about the fair??? The people watching is terrific. Oh, one warning. Beware of your breathing nearby and inside the midway. If the abundance of cologne and the perfume don't knock you out, the ride emissions might.

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