I went to the State Fair today. I had invited several different people, but it didn't work out for any of them to go. So I went by myself. I am surprized how much I enjoyed myself.I didn't bother with any of the rides or games. I looked at some of the crafts, exhibits and animals. Walked through where they were selling stuff. Got some fair food and left. Today was opening day. I was surprized at how crowded it was. They had a special deal for admission and it was in the 70's. I am sure that had something to do with it.
Lots of photos.
First I looked at quilts and afghans. Here are some of the ones I liked best. Above is an unual Christmas quilt. There were quite a few Arizona themed quilts, since this year is our centennial.
There is definately sensory overload at the fair. Lots of colors, noises, people, smells and flashing lights. I liked how these fruit drinks looked.
This was supposed to be one of the better rides for grown ups. I didn't have any inclination to try it.
Of course there are some animals. Not as many as there used to be when I was a kid. This is a view inside part of the kiddie petting zoo. This is an adorable baby burro. They had way too many people inside the petting zoo. Lots of goats. I think the animals couldn't help but be stressed out. There were some animals that were nursing babies. I think that could be trouble for the mothers and babies.
This wallaby was fenced off into a corner of the petting zoo. She was huddled into the very corner trying to stay away from everyone. She had a baby that was nursing. It crawled into her pouch afterwards.
This ride was supposed to be a lot of fun for kids. They lay on their stomachs and it's like they were hang gliding.
This is my fair food. I just had a regular hotdog.I wanted onion rings, but the booth I was at only served huge portions for multiple people. I talked them into selling me a smaller portion of onion rings. I didn't get them all eaten.
I have never tried any of the fried treats at the fair before. I decided to try it this year. These are two small fried reese's cups. I don't think I need to try any of those fried things anymore. My curiosity is satisfied and I didn't care for them.
My friends Beth and Jet always went to the fair a lot and enjoyed people watching. It really was quite interesting. I think I did more of that because I was on my own. It was remarkably enjoyable!