{p,h,f,r} County Fair Edition

Yesterday was the opening day of the local fair, and since we can't pass up a good time, we headed over as a family after Johnny got home from work. Admission was $1, which meant that even if we had a baby meltdown in short order, we weren't losing much.

{pretty}

I'm still not really used to the variety of produce that grows around here. The garden variety produce (literally) I can understand, but it's weird to go to the farmers' market and see homegrown grapes and avocados. So it follows that the produce competition at the fair was a little different from usual, including this beautiful variety of grape colors.

 
Bonus pretty: The best of the quilt competition. It was a pretty great selection!

{happy}
Maddy enjoyed the fair a lot more than we expected, especially since we were there close to (and then past) her bedtime. She's turning out to be a real extrovert, so anytime she gets to be around a lot of people (kids, in particular), she's very excited. She babbled at no one in particular, and then loved the parakeets in the Floriculture building.

{funny}
We didn't go too crazy with the fair food (mostly because it was a last-minute trip and we didn't have a chance to get more cash), but the splurge of the night was a cinnamon roll with cream cheese frosting and bacon. Yes, it totally looked like a baked potato. And yes, it was awesome. The stand was selling one for $6, or a value pack of 5 for $30. Super value.
 

{real}

Just to keep us from having too much fun, we ended up with three very flat stroller tires. We discovered on our way back to the car that we had parked in a field full of sand burrs, and Johnny has his suspicions that they were to blame. I'm holding out hope that they're just mysteriously flat but not injured; wish me luck.

 

Linking up with Like Mother, Like Daughter for {Pretty, happy, funny, real}!

 

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2 thoughts on “{p,h,f,r} County Fair Edition

  1. Sarah says:

    Wow, what a gorgeous produce spread. I grew up in the Chicago area with standard “garden” produce and then fields of golden corn and soybeans everywhere as fall harvest rolled around. Here in our current home fall means fields covered in fluffy white cotton balls, plus a fair amount of tobacco. Different feel :). Stroller flats were the bane of my existence for the last two years – five or six in that stretch until we finally threw in the towel and bought solid foam filled tires. It’s just no fun being out alone with the kids and realizing you’re stranded with a heavy won’t-roll stroller.

    • Holly says:

      Man, I can’t even imagine cotton plants! 😉

      I’m intrigued by the idea of foam-filled tires. Two out of three are definitely dead, so I’m going to be exploring options ASAP.

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