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No KCRF for me this weekend. Instead I went to Hutch for the Kansas… - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
September 11th, 2006
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No KCRF for me this weekend. Instead I went to Hutch for the Kansas State Fair. True to form, it rained, but it was a morning rain and just kept the dust down. There was a lady there doing a sand sculpture nearly twice her height. She started on Friday and expects to be done on Tuesday. Thomas was engrossed and didn't want to leave. We went back two more times through the day to see progress. It really is facinating to watch. Glad she works well while being stared at.

We tryed to see a sheep shearing, but the crowd was too thick. Thomas didn't mind because he was facinated with the woman spinning wool into yarn, instead. We'd pry him away to see something else, and he'd gravitate back.

He liked the little baby chicks much more than the little baby pigs.

We both went on the bungee jump ride/thing. He just jumped, and didn't try to spin. I did spins, but am paying for it - first try at a spin stressed or sprained something in the area of my right collarbone. Oh, and that first aborted spin nearly had me land head first on the trampoline. lol

We took the train ride. We ended up in the 'coal car'...AGAIN. Just like last year. That thing is SOOO not made for adults, much less two. But we survived.

We had Call Hall ice cream. These last two occurances happen every year, you understand.

We actually stopped and watch taffy being made. Our timing was such that we were just in time to watch as chocolate was added to one batch, it was taken off the hooks, and walnut was placed on. That was WAY cool to watch.


The consession stands idea of lemonade seems to be VERY sugary water with a hint of lemon. I was not impressed and I don't much like sour lemonade.

Pronto Pups are still as good as I remember (they didn't please me last year - it must have been a bad batch of batter.)

Things have been moved around a good bit. If we had had the energy to see all we usually see (I was in pain, remember) I wonder what we would have found in the old Domestic Arts building - just quilts and cross-stitch? Everyting else seemed to be in the Oz Building.

Didn't see any horses this time around, as there were only two shows listed: PoA in the early morning and draft horses in the evening. Maybe we should have just gone to the Expo II building - PoA may well have just been a long showing.


Sunday we didn't go back, as it was taken up with picking up G'ma O from the farm, bringing her into town for church, then lunch with said G'ma O. G'ma G stopped by after lunch and Mom and Dad showed the two of them their Cruise photos. That was still going on when I left at 3 lol

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From:tessagratton
Date:September 11th, 2006 02:44 pm (UTC)
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I am *so* sad that Festival keeps me away from the State Fair.

There's also the Shawnee Mission Fall Festival, usually right around the 1st or 2nd weekend of October down the street from my parents house (right around Mission Rd. and Shawnee Mission Parkway) that is like 19th century version of the Ren Fest, with crafts, shows, reinactments and stuff. I loved it so much as a kid, and I always want to go back, but never can because of Festival. Sigh.
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From:solan_t
Date:September 11th, 2006 02:53 pm (UTC)
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Well.... if you have vacation, the crowds tend to be less on weekdays. lol Yeah, I know that's not likely an option.

There's a number of things that coincide with KCRF. Dragon*Con does too, for instance. Man, the choices we have to make!
From:starstraf
Date:September 11th, 2006 02:59 pm (UTC)
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I didn't make fest this weekend either - back issues
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From:solan_t
Date:September 11th, 2006 03:12 pm (UTC)
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Owchies! Sorry. :(
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From:roseconnelly
Date:September 11th, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC)
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We aren't going to be able to make it to the fair this year, mostly beause the people we stay with now live in my basement. I'll miss that ice cream though.
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From:roseconnelly
Date:September 11th, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC)
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I should say "Kansas State Fair"

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From:solan_t
Date:September 11th, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC)
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It is very pleasant to stay with my parents and just walk to Fair. :) I don't think I would go much at all if it weren't for the 'rents.
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From:clevermanka
Date:September 11th, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad someone I know appreciates the joy found in a good Pronto Pup.
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From:solan_t
Date:September 11th, 2006 03:43 pm (UTC)
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*gasp* Are you suggesting you know someone who doesn't?! Is that even possible?
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From:clevermanka
Date:September 11th, 2006 03:53 pm (UTC)
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It's hard to imagine, but yes. It is.
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From:solan_t
Date:September 11th, 2006 03:57 pm (UTC)
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Maaaaan! I mean, I don't normally like hot dogs much, but a Pronto Pup? Nummy! I feel sorry for this person(s).
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From:themadblonde
Date:September 11th, 2006 04:58 pm (UTC)

there is...

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a huge division here between Pronto Pup supporters & Corn Dog supporters. Hubby & I are both Corn Dog lovers, but we scorn not those who prefer the Pronto.

Gods, I am SO hungry now....
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From:solan_t
Date:September 11th, 2006 05:18 pm (UTC)

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Strange... I like them both. heretic, I know!
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From:themadblonde
Date:September 11th, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC)

does that make you..

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bi-sausagel? ;-)
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From:solan_t
Date:September 11th, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC)

Re: does that make you..

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:O I...I guess so! The knowledge is strangely freeing. :)
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From:solan_t
Date:September 11th, 2006 08:11 pm (UTC)
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You pretty much described the 'lemonade' at the Fair, yes. Except for the yellow color: there wasn't any.

And I like Applebee's, too.
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