Monday, September 20, 2010

Kansas State Fair

Will and I are trying our hand at being true Kansans and what better way than a trip to the fair…The Kansas State Fair that is.

Now coming from Iowa fairs are a big deal….And ….there is no fair like the Iowa State Fair! But we made the 45 minute trip to “Hutch” to see what all the fuss was about.

We pulled up right across from the main ticketing area and parked for FREE! Yes…that’ right…FREE! Tickets were only $8 per person so we were feeling pretty good about our day so far. So we grabbed our fair map to plan our attack.

In the equestrian arena there were some beautiful horses showing their talent by weaving around cones and answering every command of their rider. I’m not so sure what the objective was or how the scoring was tallied but it was beautiful to watch and almost made me want to saddle up. YeeHaww!!

Then we moved on to some of the barns which were all open air, keeping the smell for this city girl down to a minimum. There were cows, rabbits and birds. Some of the biggest, not KU Fans...real Turkeys...I’ve ever seen!

Unfortunately, I left the camera at home so there are no pictures from our outing….(Which is a lesson I’m happy to learn now….pre children).

We search high and low or the flea market/ Varied Industries type building and it was nowhere to be found…. Just more animals and the 4-H dorm. Darn! But saved us some money.

We also were looking for the Krispie Kreme Burger all the radio staions were buzzing about.'s just like what it sounds....a Cheeseburger with bacon and all the fixins stacked between two sweet Krispie Kremes. Yuck! Yuck! Yuck! We didn't even want to eat it....just see who was. Gotta love People Watching! he he he! : )

All in all it was a great day for the Collum family. We are happy to have the experience under our belt but will save our fair legs for Iowa.

God Bless,


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