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May 2, 2014

Flashback Friday: The Iowa State Fair

So we went to the Iowa State Fair last August, and somehow I never blogged about it! (Kind of like how I didn't blog about going to the Omaha Zoo. Basically I missed a lot of stuff close to our move). This was our third state fair in Iowa - not meaning the third we went to, just meaning the third we had a chance of going to. Scott doesn't really like fairs or carnivals (I love them) and it's not super cheap so we never went. Well this year I made definite plans to go since it's one of the top state fairs in the country and we were planning to move  and maybe never come back. There is no time like the present!

The weekend that we were planning to go, our friends in Kansas City called to ask if they could stay with us while they came up for the fair. Definitely! It worked out perfectly so we could all go together. When we lived in Utah we worked at APX (now called Vivint) with Jon and Alyson. They are both from the Midwest, and the year after we moved to Iowa, they moved to Kansas for law school! They arrived on Friday night (with their darling little girl) and we spent hours reminiscing about the "good old days" at APX. On Saturday morning we all went to Denny's for breakfast, then headed to the fair! We spent the whole afternoon seeing all the animals (including the famous butter cow!), eating fresh corn dogs (my fave!), then grabbing some customary deep fried food. I got deep-fried Oreos and Jon got a deep-fried Twinkie. Not something I would eat often, but it was fun to try! After leaving the fair we went our separate ways. It was so fun to spend the day with our friends!

Now that we are heading back to Iowa City, I just might make it back to the state fair...why not, right? We actually discovered that Goo Goo Dolls are playing at the fair this year (along with Daughtry and Plain White Tees) so we are hoping that Scott's schedule will work out so we can go. Right now it doesn't look promising, but a girl can dream!

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