Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Been Too Long At The Fair

A few Fridays ago we went to the Alaska State Fair. Now you may think, state fair, that's huge. Really, it is more like an Ohio county fair in size. The state fair is often a cross-roads. When I go I always seem to run into someone I know. This time it was three of Tom's nieces. That's Kellee holding Vivi.

We brought along Zoey's best bud, Sarissa. They enjoyed the rides together, got dizzy together, and spared Tom and I from getting queasy.

Vivi enjoyed the pony ride. She was so in heaven. The sun was warm and her pony was actually sweet. She was very reluctant to get off that pony. I promised her cotton candy if she would please let another child ride that pony. Mother of the year.

And there was the carousel that all the girls enjoyed. This is a lovely, old fashioned carousel with a Venetian theme. It is about my favorite thing at the fair.

And the quintessential Alaska State Fair experience is the large vegetables. Look at the size of this turnip.

On this zucchini you may not be able to see that the ribbon reads 81.95 lbs. YIKES! That would make a lot of pasta very happy.

And here is a world record setting kale at 105.9 lbs. Amazing!

Finally, beautiful, award winning Alaska grown girls.


Big Bro Bill said...

Tricia --

Looks a lot like the Washington County (Ohio) fair, but with bigger veggies. 'Course I haven't paid the $8 to enter the fairgrounds for a few years now.

Better ZZZZZ now.


mon@rch said...

I have not been to our state fair in many years and now that I am thinking about it, I have not been to our county fair! So many smiles and glad you guys had a great time!

RuthieJ said...

Hi Trixie,
Those are great pictures of the girls enjoying the fair.

Those giant vegetables are amazing. That zucchini probably weighs more than Zoey and Vivi put together, doesn't it?

Trixie said...

Actually, Ruthie, the girls are more like the kale added together. They, too, are growing too fast!

Dave said...

The state fair is always a great place to run into people. The girls look like they had a blast.

Mary said...

Looks like they had a great time. I'm glad you took photos of the humongous veggies!