It's eons since I went to the fair. I think the last time was when Cody was about 8 or 9! The boys sat right up close to the mud tracks and watched as the trucks battled the bog. It's still pretty much the same! Big wheels, big motors, big mud pit. But everyone has to sit much further back and there are seats so you can see well.
And then there was the barrel racing.
Such beautiful animals but I have never had any desire to become involved with horses in any way. OK for a ride once in a blue moon, but that's about it. 4H is big up here so had to go look at the pigs, the chickens and baby chicks, llamas, sheep and goats. The bunnies were so cute, lop eared ones, tiny ones and all different colors. It's good to see the kids involved with something other than video games and their cell phones.
Of course, there was fair food - hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn and the all time ick - Fried Twinkies! EEOOOW! How gross is that? A fried chemical bomb.
And the fat people! My god! I have never seen so many in one place. Young and old, men and women. Obese! Disgusting, and they were the ones lining up for the junk food. The mothers feeding the little kids all that crap. Unbelievable.
And even we partook! Nachos with that plastic cheese and hot dogs! I guess you just gotta do it every once in a while to know why we eat real food (most of the time).
But it was fun. Really down home, local stuff.
Now it's time to get things sorted out to go to Lake Chelan tomorrow to see Janet and Patrick for a couple of days. It is supposed to be sunny, in the 80s, a nice change. The drive is about 4.5 hours, 185 miles. So early ferry (5:35 am) before the commuters and on our way over the Cascades to the lake.
I loaded up with Trader Joe's goodies yesterday. Should be fun.