Friday, September 16, 2005

A Fair Day

The rain stopped by the time we got to the fair grounds.  It was overcast (overcast is ok) and just perfect !  Not too crowded like it is on a sunny day and we had a wonderful time.  There were 97 full size quilts displayed this year and we looked at each one.  There were also quilted wall hangings and table runners, crocheted items, baked goods, canned food  and the highlight was the "Cooking with Spam" contest (yuk!).We looked at all the displays in the hobby hall..I loved the yellow rubber duck display. Found my grandkids model entries (both won Honorable Mention) and checked out the huge model train takes up a huge area in this big room.  There were 5 men with remotes running all the trains around the tracks.  We watched the Royal Canadian Mounted Police show and also a draft horse show, looked at the 4-H dogs, cows, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, etc.  There are some beautiful new buildings out there and lots of new benches (old folks love benches) and restrooms. My favorite place to eat...the Young Life Bar b que is now in a new shiny facility with lots of indoor seating.  I took a bunch of pictures but my back and feet hurt tonight so I'll go thru those later and post some of them another day.  All in all it was a marvelous "girl's day at the fair."  I wish all of you out there in J-land could have been there with me.  Until next time...Linda


joolsinwa said...

I've heard Claudia won "Grand Champ" again, she must relish the open playing field since I'm out of the loop

jeadie05 said...

Now that sounds like the day out for me ,imagine,97,quilts to feast your eyes on, WOW  well done to your Grandchildren,Itried the site you gave me ,a few times!!then looked through your August entries ,still no luck,however I will wait till your back and feet stop hurting,with baited breath ,for these pictures   Jan xx

jlocorriere05 said...

Glad the rain held off for you. I would have loved to see the crocheted items, I love making crochet lace. Sounds like you had a good day, well done to the grandchildren for their model entries and Honourable mentions. Have a good weekend. Jeannette.

jeanno43 said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time.  I would have loved all that. Well done to your grandchildren.  I agree about the Spam - Yuk!

labdancer51 said...

I`m so glad the rain stopped and you had a lovely day out. I hate spam....horrible stuff!  The rubber duck display sounds fun! :-)

Sandra xxxx