Tim has orientation this week and med school classes will begin on the 22nd. So we have been making every minute count and decided we needed to get out and see what Iowa has to offer...
Last Friday to celebrate Kate's 3 month birthday we went to downtown Iowa City for their annual "Sand in the City" event. Groups compete to sculpt the best design out of large quantities of sand. We had fun exploring downtown a bit more and saw some pretty awesome sculptures.
Then on Saturday we went to the IOWA STATE FAIR! Do you know what a big deal the fair is out here in Iowa? It is absolutely huge! The fair grounds are enormous. There is no way to even begin to see it all. The number of visitors is insane. We saw a lot of cool stuff, ate some fun fair food, and had a great time. We loved it and definitely plan to make this a tradition.
|There were a bunch of old tractors at the Fair|
|Tim's favorite part of the fair--riding in a steam-powered tractor|
|The largest pumpkin (1295 lbs.)|
|The famous Butter Cow sculpture|
|Kate's first encounter with sheep|
|You better believe it!! We're in IOWA baby!|
|We just had to try one!|