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August 10, 2011

Bean There, Done That!

And did it in style - Emi Lou, Cole and I spent Monday at the state fair - we had the best time thanks to this being the year of the soybean and The Indiana Soybean Alliance!  We started off the day with breakfast at The Dairy Bar courtesy of The American Dairy Association of Indiana!


Then we headed over to the Our Land Pavilion where we of course checked out The Pork Producers and had our pictures taken with the pig - we do love our pork!



 We also met Bennie for the first time - yes we saw him more than once!
We also picked up our Beango cards, tasted some mozzarella sticks and chicken bites fried in a new soybean oil called Plenish - really looking forward to seeing how this product plays out.  The kids and I tasted some duck, passed our beef quiz, sat in the egg chair . . .
and then headed out to play Beango and check out Casey's 4-H Photography that won Grand Champion at The Johnson County Fair and was entered in the State Fair!

We found it - she earned blue honors and see the little sticker above the picture of the boy (Cole) on the creek swing - it says "purple award" - from what I could gather this is a really good thing - and I am going with that!

After that we set off to play Beango and see the fair - the conversation went something like this:

Me:  So what do you want to see first!
Cole & Lou: THE WORLDS LARGEST BOAR!
Me: Seriously?  We own 4 boars at home!

after seeing the boar

Me:  Now what?
Cole & Lou:  OH LOOK A SOW AND HER PIGLETS!
Me:  Seriously?  We have 24 sows give birth every 5 weeks at home!

after seeing the sow and piglets

Me:  Now what?
Cole & Lou:  OH CAN WE RIDE THE TRACTOR TRAM AROUND?
Me: SERIOUSLY?  I am not paying for you to ride a tractor around when we have 50 (exaggeration for effect) tractors at home that we own and you can not only ride but drive by yourself!

after riding the tractor tram around - thanks to Amy Kelsay giving us wooden tokens to ride for free
we headed over to the Pepsi Coliseum and watched some of the steer and heifer show and then back to the Dairy Bar where the kids were treated to lunch again and we could also choose between a pork burger meal offered by the Indiana Pork Producers or a sandwich from Indiana Beef!




After lunch the kids got to meet Porkchop The Pig, Buttercup and The Indiana State Fair Queen!






All in all I would say we definitely had SOY much fun!!!!!!


4 comments :

  1. Looking forward to using our tickets (that I won from you...) next week sometime. We went today and are going tomorrow with the free tickets from the Star. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Fair!!

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  2. Looks like you had a great time.

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  3. Great post! I'm not sure we will make it to the fair this year, so I am enjoying it all through everyone's posts! Awesome day!

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