Sunday, September 06, 2009

The Last Call in Lincoln

The end of an era drove Monkey and I to the state fair today. After Labor Day, the Nebraska State Fair is packing up and leaving its once "permanent" home in Lincoln and is travelling west a piece to Grand Island. So, we figured we'd best discover the glory of fried food on a stick Cornhusker style this year, since the odds of us making the multi-hour trip to GI next year is slim.

I spent many days as a youngster at the Maryland State Fair. Mostly working, but, sometimes, we got out to enjoy the sights and sounds. I particularly enjoyed the horse racing in Maryland.

During my years in Missouri, I only got over to Sedalia twice. I enjoyed Missouri's State Fair quite a bit. I especially enjoyed the dairy barn. Don't know why, I just did.

This year, Nebraska's fair was a real treat. Monkey and I treated ourselves to corndogs AND burgers, with Methodist pie for dessert (very good). We wandered into just about every building on the fairgrounds. I really had a great time checking out the award-winning vegetables, and I really liked the 4H building. Boy, those 4H kids must have a lot of fun, building rockets and doing applied science. It made me miss being a kid.

Monkey and I truly enjoyed the quilt display, also. The entire basketball arena was filled with quilts, award-winners and not. The diversity of them was amazing, and the craftsmanship was unbelievable.

I am glad we made the opportunity to head out to the fair. We probably won't see another state fair until we move...if we move.

5 comments:

La Fashionista said...

I don't think I've ever been to a state fair. I'm glad you had a good time and found it so interesting.

What is Methodist pie?

Anon AMVB

ATR said...

Well, obviously YOU need to go to a state fair to find out. Don't go to the Maryland State Fair, however. That state is crawling with damn Catholics.

La Fashionista said...

Ima try to get to the Church and State Fair. You know, for the corndogs and the crucifixins. (Arrested Development - season 3, episode 4). Maybe there will be caak as well. :)

Anon AMVB

ATR said...

Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! (Nice AD Ref, BTW.) You can not go to the Church and State Fair. You can, however, go to the Church Fair, followed by the State Fair. Or, vice versa. But, you must keep Church and State separate. Kind of. Unless you live in a state with the Ten Commandments on the courthouse wall. I don't think VA has gone that route, just yet. And, REALLY, if you find caak at the Church and State Fair, leave that isht be.

La Fashionista said...

What? You were the one who mentioned Methodist caak? Oh wait, that was pie.

But still.

:)

Anon AMVB