I love the fair! I used to hate it. I felt dirty when I got home, always regretted what I ate, and was totally exhausted and sore from walking so much.
But NOW, I love it! I have a newly discovered appreciation for walking around the fairgrounds, people-watching, food-watching, and window-shopping through the Expo Center. I go every year with my grandparents, and I’m tellin ya, they know how to do the fair! Here’s a happy (short) recap of my day yesterday 🙂
The day started with a crazy intense INSANITY class. I knew I’d have to work for my food for the rest of the day 😉
First stop at the Fair? Berres Brothers coffee.
Highlander Grogg, aka heaven on earth.
Look, a chicken!
I also befriended a baby cow. Her name is Foxy. Her moooooom’s name was Roxy. (See what I/they did there?) Such a sweetie!
Terrible photo transition, but this was the highlight of my day. Chocolate-covered bacon. Allllllllllll day, guys. It was cold and was the perfect ratio of salty to sweet. One piece was all I needed, and I seriously savored every bite!
My grandpa insisted I take a picture with our large order of french fries.
So I snapped one of him with his maple ice cream sundae. Haha!
Oogling at this massive tractor. My grandpa grew up on a farm, so he was thoroughly impressed.
Cream puff time! Guys, that’s a lotta cream.
We had to make a pit-stop to look at these old Beanie Babies. When we were kids, my grandma would buy us a beanie for every holiday, birthday, any ol’ day, and we have SO MANY. Looking through these made us both feel extra nostalgic, and made me want to sift through the huge bin I have in my basement. Ah, those guys. Did anyone else collect Beanies as a kid??
Went into the Horticulture Building – and, again, oogled at all the tapestries that were hand-sewn. This one (although its hard to tell, it was so high above my head), has all Disney characters sewn in there. I’m talkin’ OLD SCHOOL Disney. Going all the way back to Alice in Wonderland, The Rescuers Down Under, and even Fantasia. But it went all the way up through Emperor’s New Groove and even Tangled! Such craftsmanship!
These are cakes. Like, SOLID frosting. I almost had to break into that case…
Got DOWN on that turkey leg. Seriously one of my favorite parts of the fair. We rip off the skin (its all fat anyways) and just chow down on the meat.
I finished my night with a chocolate-covered frozen banana. It’s actually my usual favorite favorite dessert at the fair (and I ate it so fast that I forgot to take a picture!) but it’s so light, nourishing, and I don’t feel so bad since its fruit 😉
All in all, an awesome and memorable time at the fair!
And yes, had to get that cycling in this morning to work off that turkey leg!
Happy happy happy Wednesday!