Tuesday, August 26, 2014

State Fair!

I played hooky from work today and cruised up to the Great! State! Fair!

In a way, I wanted a do-over.  I went last year, but was so darn sick from the Summer of C-Diff that I wanted to experience it again while actually not feeling like death warmed over.

It was a beautiful, hot, sunny day.  I walked my feet off, and while I couldn't figure out at first why walking at the fair was so tiring, I've finally come to the conclusion that it's all that pavement.  I can walk for miles and miles out in the woods, but put me on blacktop and things are a little different.  And I got sunburned, but hell, summer's almost over.  One more sunburn for the road.

And!  I walked and walked and walked, and drank an ocean of lemonade (one cup was SEVEN  DOLLARS, and at first I was all, WTF?, but the cups were HUGE and you got free refills,  so, yeah, seven bucks paid for all my beverage intake for the day, and did I mention that the cup was HUGE?  Seriously, it got to be a pain to carry around after a while.  Poor me.  I'd wander back to the midway every so often for a refill. 

So, lemonade and ice cream (okay, TWO ice creams) and a hamburger and a sausage sandwich with peppers and onions and I WAS going to try a Twink (twinkie stuffed with twix wrapped with bacon, deep fried, and drizzled with chocolate), but it was so warm out that deep-fried ANYTHING sounded like not such a great idea

and I bought a three-foot wooden flamingo and a flying freaking FROG (also wood) and a toucan-mobile (also wood; that woodworking booth made book on me today), and a t-shirt and a banner and I made sure to pick up some feathers from the floor of the poultry barn to take home for the foster kittens, who are HUGE FANS of feathers

and oh LORD I had fun.

pics to follow ....

1 comment:

rockygrace said...

and oh! oh! It was old folks' day and Bowser (from Sha Na Na) and his Rock N' Roll Show were playing at Chevy Court, and you've never seen so many little old ladies rock out with their socks out in your life.

And then when I got home, I hobbled out of the car, pulled up a chair to the kiddie pool in the backyard, and stuck my feet in, so yeah. I AM one of those little old ladies. Evidently.