Thursday Miss Laura McDougal of DoogKnits and I jumped on the Megabus and headed north to Minnesota. It had been SO LONG since I had been there – I’m sure you all remember my years going back and forth between Chicago and Minneapolis, then my eventual return to Chicago 2 summers ago. I really miss Minneapolis, and this weekend really brought that home!

Bus Knitting 1

Bus Knitting #1

This is how Laura and I traveled all weekend! So much yarn between us.

Early Morning at the Fair!

Early Morning at the Fair!

After getting some drinks Thursday night (you know, to shake off that Megabus!), we were up EARLY to head to the Minnesota State Fair! This was Laura’s first fair, but my fair exploits have been well documented – 201120102009.

Cheers!

Cheers!

Here me and Laura, plus Lily, her fiancee Scott, and of course PT, cookie cheers outside of Sweet Martha’s. These were only 1000 of the 10000 calories we happily consumed at the fair!

BEERS

BEERS

And after the fair these were just some of the very many beers we needed to cool off.

Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions

You might think that after all that we’d take a break from eating fried foods, but you’d be wrong! We breakfasted before going to the Mall of America (DUH), and walking around, taking in this great city I still wish I lived in.

Bus Knitting #2

Bus Knitting #2

The bus ride home was a little nap filled, but I made some fair isle progress so it wasn’t a total loss! I think we totally sold Laura on Minneapolis, I gained 10 pounds, and 2 days later am still super tired. Sign of a great long weekend vacation, right?!