So on July 4th we loaded up the ol' Taurus and headed down to St. Paul for the 26th annual Taste of Minnesota festival.
The last time we were there was in 2005, and then one other time several years before that. The reason we came back again this year was because we had a good time in 2005. There was a wide variety of foods to sample, the booths gave away tons of free stuff, Marty Balin was in excellent voice and the fireworks were phenomenal.
But this year was all different. The prices went up on everything, Brawny was giving away paper towel samples, and the whole atmosphere was flat. It was in fact so lame, that we didn't even stay to watch the Bay City Rollers or the awesome fireworks to follow. That's pretty lame.
Nonetheless, it was good to be out with the family and getting some sunshine. Here are some shots of the day:
This dumb little tower-drop ride cost $5, and lasted for the whole 1 second it took to drop. Hmm, wonder why there's nobody on it?