A Day at the Fair

We have two major fairs in our area.  The big slick one is The Puyallup.  The smaller (probably more authentic one) is the Evergreen State Fair. We just call it the Redneck Fair.   Shaun, being the fun loving guy that he is, fully believes that we have to go to both fairs. Every. Single. Year.    

Against my wishes, we made plans to go to the  Redneck Fair last weekend.  I wasn’t too concerned about it as because of major night owl hours we’ve been keeping this summer.  A late morning, coupled with rainy skies virtually guaranteed that we would just blow it off.  Much to my amazement the sun came out and entire family was out of bed and ready to go before noon.  (That’s pretty good for us!)

So off we went to the fair. 

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We went through the rinky dink gate and handed over most of our cash to get in.  We’d planned on paying with debit, but we found out that it’s cash only.  (See the sign up there?)

The first thing we saw upon entering was a display of old, rusty tractors.  Shaun was quite excited and didn’t understand our lack of enthusiasm.  It wasn’t until he pouted that “Grandpa would look at them with me” that we agreed to oogle the tractors.  (Dad, you owe me for that!)

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Oooo, a rusty old tractor!

Then we headed towards the pig races to meet up with some friends.  I have to admit that I have a secret love for pig races.  They are just so stinkin’ cute

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You’ve heard the phrase “when pigs fly”? Well, that little guy in the upper left corner looks like he’s flying to me!

We got to visit farm animals in their stalls

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This particular stallion could only whinney if he used his hands hoofs.

We got to ride the rides

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Notice how gray the skies were getting again.  It didn’t rain too much.

And meet new friends.

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Quack!

Then we hit the food row.  I searched in vain for some of the um…delicacies I keep hearing about.  Things like deep-fried Twinkies and Snickers.  Not that I wanted one, I just needed to see how awful they looked.  Instead we found the usual corn dogs and polish sausage.  Walla Walla onion burger, yakisoba  and teriyaki.  There was even a veggie stir-fry and grilled ears of corn for our little vegan.

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For the sweet tooth, we could fill up on cotton candy, candy apples, smoothies, and/or lattes.  But what everyone really seems to crave here are scones. 

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I personally don’t get it.  A Fair Scone tastes like a biscuit with strawberry jam to me.  I’d much rather have the ooey gooey cinnamon rolls that we lined up for at the fair in Southern California.  Oh well…

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I was quite happy with my freshly made kettle corn.  YUM!

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Isn’t this a great trash can? 

All in all it was a wonderful day at the fair.  I hate to admit when Shaun is right about something (Not really, but it would be nice if he were wrong sometimes.) but he was right that we would all have a great time at the fair. 

I can’t help but plot how I’m going to get out of going to the Puyallup though…

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