It was 30 years ago this week I began my freshman year at SIU. Where did those years go?
Meanwhile, the Fair, while fun, wears me out. Here are a few notes about today's visit:
The best drink on the fairgrounds has to be the Mango Smoothie at the Indian both in the Ethnic Village.See you Friday for some beer blogging.
Vose's corn dogs and the nearby "butter" dipped sweet corn didn't seem as good to me this year.
Could the Lt. Governor's tent be more out of the way. It's more inconspicuous than the office itself.
I wish I had gone into the Illinois Wine building, but I didn't.
And hey here's a little secret that might come in handy. If you're looking to cool off after a few hours of wondering around the fairgrounds, go to the Grandstand and catch some horse races. When you do, stop at the beer stand, pick up a cold Bud then go all the way to the top of the grandstand seating. They have vents right behind the last row of seats that create a comfortable breeze even on the hottest day.
Better yet, get one of those Mango Smoothies, hop on the skyride to the Grandstand (so the smoothie doesn't completely melt/get consumed before you get there), and head to the back row.