Archive | October, 2011

Fairly Odd Behnkes

23 Oct

Steve McQueen and I had a busy labor day weekend. Yes, labor day.  I’m that far behind.  In fact, I still haven’t blogged about stuff that happened in July.  I know.  I’m sorry.

We went to Sparta, WI on Saturday for my aunt Lori’s 50th birthday (whose pictures will be in another post) and then on Sunday went to the State Fair with Stevie’s family.  On Sunday we hosted Steve’s aunt Julie and uncle James for brunch, which was delightful, though we didn’t take any pictures.  I made a German pancake which is quite possibly the most delicious breakfast item in the world.

But today’s post is about State Fair.  So without further ado, here’s some photos.

We saw lots of people.

We ate lots of things.  I tried fried pickles for the first time, which I thought would be phenomenal but were really just okay.  They didn’t really taste like pickles…they tasted like warm vinegar surrounded by crunchy.  But I’m still glad I tried them because otherwise I’d be thinking about it for years.  Like how Stevie and I used to go to Breakfast on the Farm back in college and I always wanted to hold a baby chick but never did because I was too embarrassed to charge into all the little kids and ask to hold a baby chick.  And I still regret it. But, what can you do.

We saw fair type things like agriculture flowers and veggies.

We saw 4H stuff like Mother Theresa made out of macaroni and Harry Potter made out of gourds.

Steve is growing a beard and he found a kindred soul.

We saw cows and other things.

But my favorite part of the day was the giant sing along.  It was a big screen with karaoke and a bunch of microphones. Don’t stop bein’ Steven was a little embarrassed to sing so I sang with Julie and Kellie and Al.

I love the State Fair!