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Saturday Scriptings: Iowa State Fair: Part 3 – The People

The final part of the Iowa State Fair series: The people! Today's blog is being done from the local brake and tire shop. My wife is at school and we have today off (for whatever reason🙄), so her car gets... Continue Reading →

Iowa State Fair: Part 2 – Food #SOL22

You always hear about the fair food, fried in particular. Butter on a stick (ick), Oreos on a stick (yummy), Twinkies on a stick (meh), and on and on. This year's new food, a deep-fried queso burger: beef chips and... Continue Reading →

Sunday Salutions: Iowa State Fair: Part 1 – Disconnect

As teachers, our busy time comes in streaks: The end of the grading periods, end of the school year, holidays, and the beginning of the school year. So, why not have both Irish Fest AND Iowa State Fair stuff in... Continue Reading →

Fairs – Covid Style #SOL20

Hello blog (and those who read it)! Long time, no words, which is sad because I've had SO MANY words to say since I last wrote. The problem is, many of them have not been appropriate, thus my blog has... Continue Reading →

Thank you! A State Fair wrap-up #SOL19

Last Saturday, we finished what may be our last Iowa State Fair experience. There was tension between the groups we'd stalled with for the last three years. My daughter was a cranky about many things. My wife was half a... Continue Reading →

My State Fair #sol19

It's 10:15 CST, and this is the view from where I'm sleeping: Yup, it's State Fair time! As my wife is in Italy, my job of "show dad" has expanded to that of "show parent". U made cookies. I made... Continue Reading →

Our State Fair….#SOL18

....if I hear that iconic song from State Fair, I might just vomit! 😀 However, I think we'll talk about the state fair, if you don't mind. We really did think this was our last fair. My wife: not a fan of... Continue Reading →

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