State Fair

One of Ranger’s favorite things to do is attend the state fair. I really don’t know what the appeal is. I mean, I enjoy it, but Ranger REALLY likes going to the fair. And spending money. I think that the best part of the fair is looking at everyone’s entries, followed by the food. Ranger goes to buy things. Needless to say, our daughter likes hanging out with him way more than she likes hanging out with me.

We decided that most of the highway robbery happens in the ride-location of the fair, so I was mean and put my foot down and everyone only got one ride this year. Honestly no one complained. Ranger and I actually didn’t go on any rides. The kiddo went on a circus maze “ride” and had a blast. My cousin came with us and he went on this bad beast. Not me. Ranger wasn’t keen on the idea, either. I would have gone on the swings to the left of this picture, but there was so much I wanted to see that I wasn’t in the mood to wait in endless lines.

No really, I mean endless lines! There were SO many people there! We normally go on a Thursday when the crowds have wound down. Monday was not the day to go.

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But there was a lot of fun things to see, all the same. Like a missionary riding a mechanical bull. That’s not something you see every day. He actually stayed on for a while too.

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This year there was a booth on exotic animals. It was pretty fun for the kiddo, and not so boring for the adults, either. These 2 parrots were a hoot. They acted like an old married couple. And the female bird kept showing off. She’d do a little dance in the background during the entire show. The male was very particular about which spot he liked. Just like an old man has his favorite chair.

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This frog seriously reminds me of the oldschool movie Frog.  I haven’t seen that movie in forever.

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The presentation was pretty cool. These guys did a great job with their  booth. And the entries into the fair were pretty amazing, too. And oh! the funnel cakes!

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I’m sure I ate way more garbage than I want to know about, but it was sooo goood! And I didn’t get sick, so it was well worth it. The funnel cakes were by far my favorite, though.

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