yesterday, opening day, we went to the state fair for a few hours. they have some really good promotions going, and we happened to get in for 4 bucks. it was hot, too hot for what the weathermen here stupidly call "fall-like weather", but fun as always. we ate corny dogs, and i tried the new fried food winner this year, chicken fried bacon (shown below, and an immediate baby heart attack). big tex had some bright new clothes on, and the butter sculpture was amazing. next time we'll go in the evening, and i'll have some pics of the midway and my favorite carnival attractions.