(Thanks, Rodgers and Hammerstein!)
Yesterday Adam and I left the kids at daycare and hiked it to the State Fair in Des Moines for the morning. Adam was playing in the Amy Steenhoek and Rising Son band at 11 am, and we thought it would be fun to check out the fair in the morning.
We entered the gates at 9 am and it was a flash of checking out the fair. We...
... bought a breakfast sandwich.
... went to the Cultural Center to find a friend's pictures on display.
... went to the Ag Building to see the butter cow and seed art.
... bought corndogs (oh, yah, 9:30 am!!!! HA!).
... talked to friends we saw.
... went through the Heritage Village.
... saw a Living History/Rendezvous set-up and talked to a guy who sold tribal flutes.
Then... Adam hiked it back to his truck so that he could get set up for his gig.
This is when things get REALLY interesting (for me, anyway)! I...
... walked through the exhibits in the Varied Industries Building.
... bought cookies.
... walked through the quilt show (both floors).
... walked through the sheep barn.
... walked through the 4-H exhibit building.
... walked through the sheep barn AGAIN.
... walked through the Hall of Breeds in the big barn.
... saw the big pig.
... walked through the horse barn.
And yes, only 1.5 hours later, at 11:30, I made my way to Adam's gig to watch the rest of the show. I did more in 2.5 hours at the State Fair yesterday than I have done in the last 4 years! It was a lot of fun!