I've been out of town traveling again and I'm so happy to say we had sun every single day! We ran from this dreary city with terrible summer weather and enjoyed fresh air, sun and family. It had been seven months since we had seen my family and frankly, long overdue. My children were starved fro fresh air and cousins. They played outdoors all day long and I never had to worry where they were!
We frequented the Iowa State Fair whilst there. The Iowa State Fair is the largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the largest agricultural expositions in the nation. The fair attracts more than a million people from all over the world. It is Iowa’s greatest celebration, a salute to the state’s best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement.(can you tell I was raised there) If you are looking to see anything related to agriculture, it is at the Iowa State Fair. It is the true heartbeat of the Midwest, unequaled and unduplicated.
We saw cows, horses, pigs, the biggest boar (weighing 1,039 pounds), the biggest bull, tractors, a butter cow, and we caught some horse shows (for my little one). The kids rode carnival rides until they were zombies. We ate pork chops on a stick, deep fried butter, ribs, brisket, pork sandwiches, alt water taffy and the best ice cream ever made. We saw winning fruits, vegetables, baked goods, photography and balloon towers.
I really can't recall all that we saw, there was just so much fun to be had!