The destination: The Iowa State Fair.  The Objective: Fun.  The Mission: Accomplished! 

Held annually in Des Moines, the Iowa State Fair dates back to 1854.  One wonders what kind of things there were to put on a stick and deep fry over 150 years ago.  With over 200 food vendors, it’s hard to image how they could come up with new and innovative ways to put food on a stick.  But they do.

There was deep-fried pineapple on a stick shrimp on a stick, chicken on a stick, rice crispy squares on a stick, salad on a stick, hard-boiled egg on a stick, and bologna on a stick.  The bologna, as it happens, also comes on a bun.  Sometimes, a stick just isn’t enough.