Sunday, August 26, 2012
The Great Minnesota Get-Together
Today we visited the Minnesota State Fair; our day started very early. We arrived at 7am so that our daughter could participate in the "Milk Run" 5K race which started at 7:45am.
And they were off!
Our favorite runner!
Twenty-two minutes later --- approaching the finish line!
She finished 6th out of 49 in her age group, and 100th out of 788 women participating.
Of course, we also had to visit the "Mad Tatter" better known as my mother. She demonstrates tatting at the Territorial Pioneer building nearly every day of the fair (12 days!)
Our favorite part of the fair of course is the parade. Every day at 2pm there is a parade and marching bands come from all over the state and even our neighboring state to the east...Wisconsin. Today's parade included five marching bands including the pride of Minnesota - the University of Minnesota Marching Band!
Gotta love the tuba players...of course there were floats, and sporting mascots, and fire trucks, and other typical parade stuff.