Archive for September 20, 2015

A Day at the Fair

This year, we did The Fair on the first weekend it was open to celebrate our anniversary.

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Which one of us is more excited?

I love fairs. One of my favorite memories of growing up was going to the Fowlerville Fair in Michigan each summer. I remember riding the rides and getting elephant ears. We always spent a lot of time admiring the 4-H projects and animals. The highlight, each summer at the small county fair was the ice cold chocolate milk.

This year, we were a bit more low-key. C isn’t a fan of the rides. He’s an engineer and doubts their stability due to the ease of set-up and take-down. I rarely mind.

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We were both really impressed with the grange displays. This one was the Grand Champion. I would love to be able to do something like this as a hobby!

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We were able to test out a few of the new Hybrid Tempurpedic mattresses and fell in love with the firm version. I’d be super interested in trying this since I heard they were the mattress for people who didn’t like Tempurpedics. Yeah, it totally is. I could have napped right there in the giant expo center. It would have been an amazing nap.

As usual, we wandered the barns and I dreamed of being able to have a horse. The chickens and other poultry were loud as usual. We didn’t get to see the bunnies (I don’t think they were there yet?) and decided to skip the cat barns due to our own troubles at home.

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Our last stop was to see the draft horse driving show. Unfortunately, we couldn’t hear the announcer very well. When we could hear him, we could tell it was some really interesting information. In addition, there was a very annoying kid behind C so we ended up leaving before the end of the show.

The 2015 fair wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t our best shot at Doing The Puyallup. We were worried about the Kitten Boy and stressed about a few other projects in our life. I’m so glad we went though and that it was part of our anniversary weekend.

We’ll do a better job next year!

-L