Summer isn't really complete without a trip to the fair. And while I spend months looking forward to the Minnesota State Fair, it's best to work my way up to that level of fair glee.

Two hours at the Benton County Fair, and I'm ready for the major leagues. Played some bingo, ate some deep fried pickles, got dizzy just watching the rides, and bought a U of M headband from one of the vendors.

Bring on the Great Minnesota Get-Together.