The County Fair

As we sat down at a picnic table to have dinner--which was a loaded hot dog, a plain hot dog, and a basket of curly fries as big as my child's head--at the fair last night, Sweet Husband said, "I like coming to the fair with you.  You like to do all the same things my family always did when I was a kid."  On further questioning he clarified, "Like eating good food and seeing all the things on display."

I could have questioned further--what else is there to do at a little county fair?--but I decided to take the compliment in the spirit it was offered instead.  Because, really, those are the things I like to do at the fair.

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As previously mentioned, we ate hot dogs and curly fries.
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The Kid was a little overwhelmed by all the excitement, but he loved seeing the goats, especially the ones at the special petting zoo.  (This message brought to you by the "Meryl Needs a Goat" campaign.)
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Still a little too short for the rides, but next year...oh, next year will be the year!
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And while my entries in photography and jalapeno peppers only got the "thanks for participating" yellow ribbon, I still had fun geeking out in the poultry barn.  (That's a baby and mama pigeon, a pretty Wyandotte chicken, and a runner duck....I don't miss the mess, but I do miss our ducks!)

Basically, we ate good food and we saw the stuff on display--can't think of a better way to spend the fair than that!