Friday, October 25, 2013

Our day at the Fair

Sadly, our day at the North Carolina State Fair has come and gone for another year.  Does every state have a fair?  Do you folks get excited about going to your state fair? 

As Shelby and I left the fair grounds Wednesday and started on our long walk to the car, we both felt sad that the day was almost over.  Actually, we did not walk to the car this time.  We rode in a Cycle rickshaw.  That's right, a rickshaw!  Several were waiting just outside the exit gate, offering tired Fair goers a ride to their vehicles.  Shelby and I looked at each other and said nah, we'll walk, thank you.  Obviously, one of the rickshaw driver noticed our questioning look.   He followed us a few steps and talked us into riding!  It was FUN...and we were TIRED!  

Our reason for choosing Wednesday at the Fair, The Military Bands...

A few stops along the way.  The sweet donkeys...

 Now I want a cow too... 

 No doubt, I weigh about a pound or two more today than I did Wednesday, before the fair!  Have you tried the bucket of batter dipped, deep fat fried vegetables?  Shelby and I had planned to add this to our list of foods to eat at the Fair every year...that is until we got to the grease in the bottom of the bucket!  It took a lot of walking before we could enjoy the fried dough and NC State Ice Cream!!

There was so much more to see and enjoy than what is shown in these few pictures.  We somehow missed seeing the cloggers and a few other things.  Hopefully, we will have next year.

Better get busy.  Supposed to be a hard freeze tonight and there are lots of peppers in the garden to pick.  Thank you for looking at my blog.

Henny Penny


  1. I am so glad that you and Shelby had a great time at the fair. I have not been to the fair in over 20 years. I would love to go again some day. The last few years we have had big chickens when the fair is in Raleigh and we could not go. I am also happy that you get to spend time with your sister. Enjoy. Love you, Vicki

  2. Thank you Vicki. Shelby and I should see each other more than we do, but you know how that goes. It is sad that we are the only two left in our immediate family. We do enjoy spending time together. I miss everybody and I am sure you do too! Love you Vicki. Aunt Melba

  3. Mama, I sure wish I could've gone with you two! May we all have next year! I want to go with you next time. Okay! And hopefully Nay Nay too! I love you! Lynn


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