My DH and I will probably take the park and ride out to the Fair for dinner and walking on Saturday night after we get off work. And then, next week, my BFF Sharon comes up from Denver just to spend time with me and we go to the Fair for three days. It allows us to space out our eating, look at a variety of things without feeling rushed, and shop (of course). The fourth day of her visit is spent at the Renaissance Festival. Sharon and I have been doing this annually without fail for twenty-seven years (with one year out when her mother died). We have a great time.
So, I'm looking forward to the Great Minnesota Get-Together 2011 version. And I'm looking forward to seeing my friend Sharon and spending time catching up on things again. And that's reason enough to celebrate.