Wednesday, September 15, 2010

NYS Fair - oh the things you will see

Guess who had never been to the state fair before this year.

Oh, that would be me.

Why no, I haven't ever seen a butter sculpture before.

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and as a matter of fact, I've never seen mutant hybrid chickens before either.

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and I'm especially glad that they put a sign on the bunny cages alerting me not to stick my fingers in there to pet their soft fuzzy fur because let me tell you, I would have.

bunnies

the things you find at the fair... well I made a list of things I thought I might see there beforehand, but I didn't expect to find this. no sir, that was not on my list. would you like to see the list?

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doesn't really matter if you want to or not, because here it is. In fact, it's not just a list, it's state fair BINGO! I made one for everyone!

state fair bingo

I got BINGO like 3rd which kinda womped, and this board isn't even accurate. If you'll notice I never crossed off "butter sculpture" which I clearly did see. But I was depressed that I had already lost so I just stopped after a while. Boo.

would you have also guessed that you could see a bass with lipstick on it?

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If you go back up to the BINGO board you'll see one of the boxes says "animal other than dog on a leash" and you'll also notice that it is in fact crossed off. It was a baboon. Yep.

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Why noone else was excited about salt water taffy at the fair, I have no clue. I love this stuff and even made it once when I was a kid. It's not worth it, just buy it.

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If there wasn't a weight limit on this hamster ball thing, I totally would have done this.

hamster kids

All in all, the state fair was a blast. Steve and I met up with his sister Becca and her husband Steve. We ate Dinosaur bbq for lunch and then walked off the calories back and forth, around and around the fairgrounds.

I wonder if all state fairs are the same?


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5 extraordinary comments:

bethany September 15, 2010 at 11:19 PM  

You saw a baboon on a leash??? Hahaha. That is awesome.

I've never been to a state fair, either, but it sounds entertaining. :)

Andrea@Sgt and Mrs Hub September 16, 2010 at 12:17 AM  

I absolutely LOVE the state fair. I'm so glad you went! I took the kids last year and WHOA... don't do that.

-A

p.s. I stuck my fingers into the rabbit cage :) They were too soft looking to resist.

Mrs Not So Newlywed September 16, 2010 at 12:28 AM  

I lived in NY the first 25 years of my life (basically until 6 months ago!) and have never been, and guess I won't be going anytime soon either :(

Glad you had such a great time!

Erin September 16, 2010 at 8:46 AM  

Great photos! LOVE the bingo game!

I've been to the fair once and would love to go back with the kiddos. I loved all of the animals...I have a secret desire of owning a small farm some day...just for fun.

G. September 16, 2010 at 9:51 AM  

I've never been to the State Fair but, have always wanted to go. Those Hamster ball things look like they were a blast!

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