We had a wonderful time. From the opening robot to the closing lights, we were delighted with our day. We haven’t reached a stage of balance with my riding with his walking at these large venues yet, nor have I perfected the art of not running over his toes either. But we had fun anyway.
The theme of this year’s County Fair was “out of this world.” It was a fun veneer to drape over the usual stuff. Space ships here, space men there even in the paintings. All of it brought forth smiles as we took pictures and laughed our way around the fair photographing everything after we started by renting a locker.
Art first. Really good quality stuff this year. I felt especially drawn to a jack rabbit done with an oriental brush. He was an endearing soul…but beyond my budget. No pictures allowed. Thousands, it seemed, of good pieces in the photography exhibit too. Badly hung and badly displayed….but great work which we couldn’t shoot either. Our friend Jen had four piece chosen, and one won second place. We were jazzed.
We then swung into fair mode full blast. Whipping our way through the commercial buildings, he shopped and I window shopped….except for the fudge. He re-upped on car and truck wax, we found our favorite jeweler….his mom and dad just getting out of the hospital. We couldn’t buy tho as silver prices were way out of our league. There was a potter whose cups caught G’s eye. There was a leather dealer whose backpacks caught G’s eye. We went back and filled up our locker before we headed to the midway.
This was the first year we did the midway twice. Daytime pictures from the top of the Ferris wheel, and night time pass to capture the lights. After our first pass, we wandered to the middle and checked out the kid stuff then the animals.
More tomorrow. Today has been gym, talk with Bee, get groceries, and stop by the store. My leg is vastly improved. We almost have liftoff.