Thursday, October 16, 2014

Late Summer at the Fair

    This summer, I visited the Washington State Fair for a day of traditional summertime fun. 

  It seems like every born-and-bred Washingtonian I know raves about the fair scones. The first time I heard about it, I thought it seemed weird because I have never associated scones with the fair. I associate scones with tea parties or brunch. But, the Washingtonians all seem to claim they are the best thing in the world. So of course I had to try these amazing fair scones! While I was in line (a rather long line for the fair just opening moments earlier) I saw at least two people leave with huge bags of the sconces. It was like they came to the fair just to have the scones. As you can imagine, I was quite excited to try one. Upon finally tasting the scone fair, I thought they were good..... but I was a little let down after all the hype. For Parks and Rec fans, I think the fair scones might be Washington's version of Li'l Sebastian

    The Animals are obviously a highlight of the fair! Although, walking through the barn with all the cows was depressing because I had a sneaking suspicion that these cows were not dairy cows, especially because I noticed no udders heavy with milk swinging below them. They all had sad eyes, as if they could sense their fate. A happier portion of the animal section was the Piglet Palace, where there were several adorable piglets relaxing on hay.

Not a real animal, but still really cool! 

  Other things we did at the fair were wander around the rides and game area, explore the hobby hall, eat more gross yet delicious fair food, and pay too much money to go to something called 'The Vision Dome' that would have been really cool in 1988.

Deep fried butter????

One of my favorite rides ever is The Swinger! It feels like flying and is so much fun! Plus, it is a very beautiful ride.


Nicole said...

Oh, I love fairs! Definitely one of my favorite things to do in the summer. When I was little, my dream was to one day become the Ferris Wheel Operator in a traveling carnival. ;)

Wonderful photos! I especially like your shots of The Swinger. Such a classic! :)

Mom said...

You loved the SWinger when you were a kid. I rode it once with you and I was terrified! I figured once you became an adult, you'd "come to your senses" and be terrified too. Looks like I was very wrong. Love that gleeful pic of you on the seat of the swing. And David looks about as happy as I would be on the Swinger.
Wow, deep fried butter sounds like some version of heaven. Precious piglets and fun farm animals. You guys know how to have fun!

Amber said...

Nicole- I love that you dreamed of being a Ferris Wheel Operator! That is awesome!

Mom-Haha, yep! I still love it!