Sunday, September 10, 2006

A GREAT DAY AT THE FAIR

We did get out to the Fair today.  It was a lovely day, sunny and maybe it got up to 75 degrees. Both Bob and I left with jackets on and within 30 minutes were shedding them because it was warm enough without them.  We took the bus, just a dollar for the round trip with our pre-purchased  Fair tickets.  There are several places in the area where you can catch it and it takes you straight to the Fair grounds and then when you're ready to go home, you just go out and get on the appropiate bus and go back to where your car is parked.  I noticed parking within a block or so of the Fair grounds was up to $15 this year. YIKES !! The cheapest parking we saw was $8 and that was like 5 blocks from the gate.  That's why I prefer the bus.  We got there a little after 10am and caught the 7:45pm bus back to where my car was parked.  So for a couple of old people we had a full day. I actually won a free admission ticket today in a contest so I will no doubt go again before it ends Sept 24th......and since Bob is planning on leaving the country this next week,  I'll either go alone or find a gal friend to go with me.  I don't mind going alone...so that's what I may do. Anyway, enjoy the pictures, most of them speak for themselves.   There are a lot of commercial exhibits there, but there is still the old fashioned country flavor with the 4-H and Grange displays and entries.   And I wouldn't miss it..........Linda

 

P.S. after I posted this entry, my daughter left a comment that my grand daughter was the only girl who entered a model in her catagory, so her 1st place was a win over all the boys who entered in her age group.  WAY TO GO SWEET LITTLE GRAND DAUGHTER OF MINE !!

 

15 comments:

joolsinwa said...

Meghanne was also the ONLY girl in that catagory, she beat all the boys her age

astoriasand said...

How lovely Linda that both your grandchildren should win first prize.There models are well worthy of it.I would be proud as punch too.Tell them well done from me.It's great that kids have an interest.WOW!! the pumkin is enormous and the corn.OH!! Kenny Rogers one of my all time favourites wish I was there LOL!! It looks a fantastic fair Glad you and Bob had such a wonderful time.Super pics.Lovely pic of BOB too.A lovely day you had it sounds.Take care.God Bless.
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astoriasand said...

How lovely Linda that both your grandchildren should win first prize.There models are well worthy of it.I would be proud as punch too.Tell them well done from me.It's great that kids have an interest.WOW!! the pumkin is enormous and the corn.OH!! Kenny Rogers one of my all time favourites wish I was there LOL!! It looks a fantastic fair Glad you and Bob had such a wonderful time.Super pics.Lovely pic of BOB too.A lovely day you had it sounds.Take care.God Bless.
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robinngabster said...

Looks like my kind of day!!!!

jeadie05 said...

Looking at your pictures ,no wonder you were excited about going to the fair ,what a lovely day ,how proud you must be two clever Granchildren ,and you know I love the quilt section ,awsome ,,.,.,Jan xx

jlocorriere05 said...

It looks a wonderful place to spend the day, I really do hope I can get over next year to see it in person! I loved the quilts, so much hard work put in to them. Also liked your namesake horse!! Lol! Well done to Meghanne and her brother for winning, their models were great! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/

ally123130585918 said...

Linda your pictures are lovely ~ can understand why you look forward to going to the fair ~ what a lovely day you made it sound ~ you have every right to be proud of your two very clever Grandchildren ~ Ally

barebytes said...

Sounds like a fun day. I was asked to help out a friend at thefair but don't think this old body can do it. Hugs Lanny

beckerb6 said...

Sounds like you had fun. Loved the pictures especially the 20 ft corn.
Barbara

yakima127 said...

Looks like there are lots of things to do/see.  I was going to skip thisone, but now I am reconsidering!  Jae

mawmellow said...

Enjoyed the trip to the fair !! I did it the easy way....my feet don't even hurt !

rbrown6172 said...

yes...the bus would definitely be the way to go!  glad you had a wonderful time, and congratulations on winning a ticket to go again.

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gina

lv2trnscrb said...

WTG to your grand-daughter for winning 1st place in her category!!

I think its neat you took the bus; wow $15.00 for parking; that's how much it is here in So. Calif. for some events like this

betty

inquestoftruth said...

No wonder you love that fair!   I would love it too.   Great pictures   (what is a hot scone?)   Those kids must be so proud....nothing like being a winner at that age...or my age  lol
~Meg

queenb8261 said...

What fun. Glad you had a lovely day.
Barb