28 August 2011
I have done a lot at the State Fair. I have been almost every day for the past 12 years. But one of the things that is so great about the Fair is that there is always, most definitely, something you've never done. And one of those things for me was to open the Fair. So (with some encouragement from fellow Fair addicts) I got up at 5 a.m. on Thursday to be there when the gates opened.
It turns out 5 a.m. wasn't early enough, I should have done 4:30 (oh LORD), but I was there by 6:10 a.m. anyway and I am officially calling it close enough so that I never have to do it again.
It actually was very pleasant to walk around and watch the Fair coming to life as the sun was rising.
Good morning, little buns! How long have you been awake? It's Fair day! Are you as excited as I am?
Looking up in the Bunny/Poultry Barn, it caught my eye how beautiful the sun looked on the wood ceiling. See, there's a reason I call this the Chapel of the Fair.
We pilgrimaged over to the Fine Arts building to find Alison's photograph. Here it is, SQUEEEEE!!
I bought this flag half off at the FairWear store. Immediately hung it up. Improved house value by 10%.
Stopped in Creative Activities to do a quick lookie. I got distracted from all the actual knits by this cake-like thing of astoundingness.
We went through Crop Art just briefly. The next picture's going to seem a little weird, if you're from around here, and insanely confusing if you're not.
Crop Art Shoes! High marks for fashion! Or at least, attempts at satirical fashion? I have no idea.
Getting up so early made it quite a bit more challenging to keep up with the girls that afternoon.
Sunrise and sunset at the Fair.
I have to miss the weekend because of a family wedding in Wisconsin (boo), so I had a lot of ground to cover on Friday. I apparently didn't even have time to take pictures! But I did snap this one.
A TABBED Coupon Book! I am going to do this immediately.
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