The Great Minnesota Get Together, a.k.a, The Great Minnesota Sweat Together or The Great Minnesota Stand In Line Together.
Whatever you want to call it, there are crazy amounts of people who show up and become part of this annual spectacle. And show up they did. It wasn’t too bad earlier in the morning, but it exploded around midday. I expected as much being the first weekend of the fair. Neither Cyn or I could remember the last time we went or why it had been so long, but it became apparent as the day went on. It was interesting people watching, but there were just so many of them. The sheer volume of people was a bit overwhelming. There was an actual sea of people flowing down the streets. Trying to make your way through any building was an arduous task at best. Every direction you turned there was a stroller. I think the next time I go, I will be riding in one myself. It certainly looked like the best mode of travel around the fair.
The lines compounded by heat with a big fat dollop of humidity on top didn’t make for a pleasurable experience. We did enjoy nice cold beers, lemonade and an ice tea. The only thing deep fried we ate were the pickles – wow those were good. Mini doughnuts are always a must. We did manage to make it through most of the livestock barns and the Fine Art building before the number of fair-goers got out of hand.
The sun got high and temp, steamy and our bellies were full; it was time to go.