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One messy weekend

August 9, 2012

A few weeks ago, we had a truly fantastically messy weekend. We went to the Midwest Tomato Festival on Saturday, and did the Color Run on Sunday. The Tomato Festival took place in downtown Minneapolis, and featured food trucks, live music, lawn games, and a GIANT TOMATO FIGHT!! I’d always seen pictures of the huge tomato fight that takes place in Spain, and I figured this was as close as we were going to get for a while. We met up with my friends MaryEllen and Kristin, who are always up for a good time, and joined in on the fun. I don’t have many pictures because I didn’t know how I was going to keep my camera clean, but here are the few I do have (thanks to Kristin!).

Pre Tomato:

Post Tomato:

Aside from a very legitimate fear that we would be trampled when the gates first opened (there was LOTS of shoving!), some of those tomatoes were HARD! Supposedly they were slightly overripe and  had been run over a few times with an ATV, but some of those things felt like rocks. They got better as the fight went on until literally we were standing in a pool of marinara sauce. We were covered with seeds and tomato skins, and as we walked the many blocks back to the car, we were dripping sauce and tomato bits everywhere. The best part was seeing the facial expressions of the people we passed on the street!

We cleaned up, then prepared to get dirty again the next day at the Color Run. Color Runs seem to be the newest race craze, and for anyone who might be skeptical, I highly recommend it! I absolutely loved it! Guaranteed to cure even the worst mood–who can be upset when surrounded by a rainbow of colors? Here we are squeaky clean and ready to run.

(Note the girl in the lower left corner who photobombed us!!) Periodically throughout the race we were sprayed with colored corn starch, and then we finished off with a huge color throw at the end. It was gorgeous!

Do it! I promise you will love it!

Well, we are off to Ames this weekend for my best friend’s wedding. Congrats to Lisa and Brian!

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