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September 10, 2007
State Fair

We're going to the Kansas State Fair today. Corn dogs, steaming hot buttered ears of corn, steak sandwiches, elephant ears. . .

What happened? I think I blacked out for a second. There are also the rides, not to mention animals. The boys are beside themselves. I'm trying to keep them calm, but did I mention the elephant ears?

Posted by Woodlief on September 10, 2007 at 08:42 AM


Have fun!

Posted by: MMM at September 10, 2007 9:03 AM

Rides and animals? I,too, thought fairs were about the food! Don't forget the candy apples! Yum - those are my favorite.

Posted by: Vicky at September 10, 2007 9:29 AM

What!? No funnel cakes?
Don't forget cotton candy!
It's soooo much fun if you wait to have that on the ride home! Hey, it's not that hard to get out of your hair...do you have vinyl seats?

Posted by: Tom at September 10, 2007 10:54 AM

...pushing, sweating throngs, stirring up dust, content to trample any who dare come between them and the ferris wheel (or the elephant ear stand, for that matter). Guys with Radio Shack PA sytems that squeal intermittently, hawking revolutionary cleaning products that will remove even the most fervent juice or coffee stains from various carpet samples (as seen on TV), but which (I swear) we bought last year, and never used. Rap and hip-hop groups (or, even worse-cringe-Britney Spears) hollering untelligibly over some noise that vaguely resembles music, all to the beat of a screaming crowd of tweens and teens (who, poor things, don't yet know any better)...

Nah...you guys go; have a good time. Not for me!

Does that make me un-American?

Posted by: PJ at September 10, 2007 11:49 AM

I wish we could be going with you! The girls would be so thrilled - the Woodliefs and a fair.

Posted by: Meredith at September 10, 2007 12:12 PM

What of the funnel cake? Won't someone please think of the funnel cake?!

Posted by: Jared at September 10, 2007 12:45 PM

OK. Obviously I'm terribly ignorant, but what are elephant ears, food-wise? (Maybe we don't have them down here in Georgia.)

Posted by: Julia P. at September 10, 2007 4:56 PM


Here's a recipe, and here is a discussion of the difference between elephant ears and funnel cakes (with pictures!)

Posted by: Tony at September 11, 2007 9:49 PM

I grew up in Hutch---the chicken & noodles--- oh my, they used to be great. I haven't been for years but growing up the double ferris wheel was amazing. Somehow the fair was never the same when that ride failed to show up.

Posted by: pam at September 15, 2007 7:58 AM

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