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    DESTINATION: 2011 Iowa State Fair

    destination (ˌdɛstɪˈneɪʃən)

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    1. the predetermined end of a journey or voyage

    2011 Iowa State Fair | Nothing Compares

    It's that time again!

    Join me here for the

    sights,




    sounds




    and flavors




    of the best state fair in the USA!
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    Arrival: Day 1

    2011 Iowa State Fair | Nothing Compares

    I took a couple of friends for a quick tour.

    The weather was perfect! 70 degrees, partly sunny and a good breeze.



    I hope I don't end up here!



    Happy interactive employees. (no, I did not order the coffee.)

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    Very nice!

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    ANIMALS!!!

    Is that a superhero, or a horse?



    really big pig (this took 2nd place)

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    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMGreat101 View Post
    Is that a superhero, or a horse?
    It's a bank robber!

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    MOAR ANIMALS!!!

    Hello, I bet you taste good with Pinot Noir!



    Ooops, wrong end.



    Wow, I sure am glad he wore that shocking neon color. I might have not seen him!

    To Live Is To Eat

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    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMGreat101 View Post
    Hello, I bet you taste good with Pinot Noir!

    Ooops, wrong end.
    :sheep:

    Quote Originally Posted by IMGreat101 View Post

    Ooops, wrong end.

    Can't a sheep get some privacy around here?

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    MOAR ANIMALS!!!







    That's the end..



    of...



    And yes, they taste good!

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMGreat101 View Post
    And yes, they taste good!
    :sheep:

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    Pork Chop On A Stick!

    mmmmmm, delicious!



    finito!



    Off to see some...



    A herd of bacon!



    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    MOAR PIGS!!!





    This one was singin' the blues.





    Ooops! Wrong barn!



    This little piggy cried weeeeee weeeeeee, all the way home!





    Whoa dude, that's a lot of sausage!

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    We stopped by to say Hi to some of my friends.



    They have a food stand that serves grilled beef tips. We each got a generous sample!



    That was some of the best beef. Perfectly seared on the outside and was rare 1/4 inch into the roast.

    I will report more about this on another visit.
    To Live Is To Eat

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    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Red Velvet Funnel Cake

    These are brushed with butter, topped with powdered sugar and a cream cheese glaze.



    Very tasty. It is not just red food coloring. You could actually detect the cocoa in the cake. This is definitely a hit.



    I will report more on this on another visit
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    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Big Gourd!

    The top ten big pumpkins are lined up outside the Agriculture building.



    How many pies can you make with this?

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    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

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    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    The Butter Cow

    To Live Is To Eat

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    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

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    I wonder if that's Kosher....

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    Sand Sculpture

    I thought this was a bit of a let down. Last year was Star Wars with about 5 of the main characters.

    Inside the Cultural Building.

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    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Going up to the top of the fair.


    Riding the sky glider back down.





    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    This tractor has something that is not stock.

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Deep Fried Mac & Cheese!

    I always enjoy visiting with the lady that owns this.



    Yummmmm!!!

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

 

 
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