Yesterday we ventured out in the sweltering heat to check out the Ohio State Fair. We went with my sister, Janis and her two youngest girls. The first stop was at the Geico booth were we won gecko Pez dispensers and gecko fans. The fans were put to use immediately.
The midway was lined with food vendors selling deep-fried anything and everything. It smelled good.
We watched the shark show. The aquarium is on a truck trailer. I kept thinking about car crashes involving sharks... and I don't know if portable aquariums are a good idea. But the kids liked the show.
At the petting zoo tent we found all sorts of creatures common and otherwise.
Hot is not enough of a word to describe the inside of the tent. All the girls had rosy-pink cheeks with beads of sweat gathering on little noses and upper lips. The hair at the back of their necks was sopping wet.
I paid $1 for 1/3 of carrot slices. I know I shouldn't think about it like that. The kids got to feed the animals... and that was priceless.
June liked the animals, but was not interested in feeding them or touching them.
She likes to have her space (and all ten little fingers).
We took a stroll through the poultry pavilion. The noise was amazing. The hens and roosters were clucking and crowing... plus there were turkeys, ducks, and other fowl... all noisy. We found some interesting varieties of birds.
Check out this chicken...
She looks like a Muppet.
These ducks have interesting hairstyles. Love 'em!
There was a giant Smokey the Bear. It talked to the kids. And they were freaked out when he called them by name.
Huh? Did he just say my name?!
My (step) Grandpa was presented an award. He is an amazing artist and storyteller.
For more on my Grandpa Edwin George, click here.
The gecko fans were a big hit.
And very funny.
And then it was off to the pig races.
We cheered those piggies on.
We shared some cotton candy...
and some ice cream.
June is little, but she can defend her ice cream to the last spoonful.
Almost everyone liked the sheep.
Except for June.
We got to pet a pony.
And when it was time to go...
we were glad to go home.