Monday, August 13, 2007

My perfect version of Las Vegas, The County Fair!

We had waited all week for the weather to cooperate so we could make our annual sojourn to the County Fair and Friday was finally the night. Below is Matt's yearly fave, the hang glider. That's us on the bottom, I know, terrible pic but my camera has a hard time with moving things. Or perhaps if I find the instruction book for the camera I could find out what all those icon options mean...but I digress. This is Matt and I on The Tornado. We were sure Paul would want to go on The Tornado but alas, he doesn't like twirly things which are the only ones that Matt and I like.
And Matt went alone on this Vegas-esk looking mini-coaster.
My very favorite, the animals and especially the smells. Self defense here, we had an exotic animal farm when I was growing up and the farm smells always bring back wonderful memories. Also fave, the llamas. The llamas were my family's favorite pets at our farm. Paul puts up with my soul-soothing alone time with the llamas each year but still hasn't caved from the constant repetition of, "I don't have a llama, I need a llama, I want a llama, pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease". He's tough.
I love the sights and lights and colors of the mini-Vegas carney atmosphere.
And then there's the FOOD. Oh my goodness...shoutout to Mellie...can you believe I didn't try one? I was already...ummmmm...close to...spinney, hot dog, pudding, beets, cotton candy...twirly. I still regret that I didn't take the chance but I think it's the first time I've seen the actual booth for Fried Oreos in person, not that I didn't believe you, it's was just kind of like seeing the Grand Canyon the first time, you just have to see it for yourself to get the full effect.
Another that I wanted but skipped, Paul would definitely have wrestled me to the ground and taken it away from me so I didn't even try.
I just love looking at these places and wish they were in my backyard...
The Candy Tower, come on! Forget the moon bounce for my birthday, I want a Candy Tower!

1 comment:

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

I've never had one either but those fried Oreos seem too good to be true! xo-Mellie