Whew! What a week! My family and I spent the entire day Thursday at the county fair. We did have a lot of fun, but I was EXHAUSTED after a day of walking around! It was like the walk you have after a day at Disneyland... your legs are all weak, the smell of hot fry oil makes your stomach turn... your clothes even hurt!
The first half of the day I was a chaperone for my daughter's third grade class. We had a scavenger hunt where we had specific questions to answer about the fair... like "Name two breeds of cattle" and "Find a your favorite quilt...what it is geometric pattern?" and "What is your favorite greenhouse flower?"
So we ran around like chickens with our heads cut off, searching for answers... but a good time was had by all...
My husband and my other two kids met us and we stayed the rest of the day... walking around the exhibit halls, riding a few rides and eating funnel cakes!
These are my girls sitting on the prize winning pumpkins, weighing about 260 lbs. each... the pumpkins, not my girls! hardy har har
These are some of the grapes in one of the booths. We live in California's Central Valley which is 400 miles long and supplies one-quarter of the food America eats!
This is the view from the ferris wheel, which was funny because I started to really get scared!! Funny, I was the only one screaming from the top while my 7 year old says, "This is so boring!"
And finally, the Candy Factory... I just love the colors! You can see the shadow of the ferris wheel over it.
So I came home and plopped on the couch for the rest of the night, whining about how my legs were sore!
The next morning, I met Betty from She's Sew Pretty and her daughter Christy for coffee. We had such a great time together! We ended up sitting for about an hour and a half, just chatting and laughing and getting acquainted... it was the highlight of my day! Betty and I found each other thru etsy and blog-land.. turns out we live really close to each other... it is so nice to meet such sweet people who can understand your point of view! Thank you so much girls, we definitely need to get together again!! :0)