County Fair Time!
Aug. 31, 2014 5:19 am
Updated: Sep. 7, 2014 1:24 pm
I love going to the fair! There is so much to see. And eat. It's fun to walk around and talk to people we haven't seen for ages, maybe since last year's fair. Our county fair was last week, but I missed going. I probably have missed the fair only a dozen
times in my life (if even that many times). I wasn't feeling well and it rained every day. I just didn't want to go trudging around in the wet and mud. Of course, after it was over I was feeling kind of sad that I didn't make myself go.
Then Jon came up with a great idea - the next county over was having their fair this week! He had to work yesterday until 1:30; and I was the taxi cab for Yahir's soccer tournament but we made plans for the fair after all obligations were handled. Bright
and early I picked up Kristal to be the other cheerleader and then Yahir. His parents would be along in time for the second game, but first they had to take care of getting the fresh, local veggies for the restaurant. Yesterday was a great day - though a little
hot. I don't think the kids minded and there was a nice breeze so we enjoyed the sun.
When I got home we headed off to the fair! All day I thought about what fair food I was going to indulge in. First stop - a chocolate dipped frozen banana. Jon got a basket of deep-fried veggies which I of course shared with him. No trip to the fair is
complete without a hand-shaken lemonade. Yummy! I had two of those. For dinner I had a chicken Stromboli. It was different but I liked it. Chicken, spinach, red peppers, and a pesto sauce. It was quite large but I managed to eat the whole thing! I really wanted
some delicious, greasy, fair fries but I knew I could not eat them so those will have to wait until next time.
This fair is quite large - we walked for what seemed like miles, but we saw just about everything; from miniature ponies to giant pumpkins (the grand champion weighed 1,400+ pounds!!!).
Since this was not our county fair we didn't see as many people we knew but still managed to run into a few. We saw one of Kristal's school friends with her mother. She has an adorable little boy now - that made me feel old! At least the little boy was
only two - I didn't know Sarah at that age, so that helped. :)
We left the fair with our belly's full and our feet tired; the smells and sounds of the fair following us out to the parking lot. As we drove off, I looked back at all the lights - the ferris wheel was spinning - it seemed as if it were waving good-bye,
wishing us a safe trip home...