Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 ....