Sunday, September 4, 2011

fair is fair is fair



Parking.  One corn dog – doughy.  One Baked potato with the works.

Really?  I even had a free pass for my entry and the kids were free.  I knew going in that it would be overpriced, it is fair after all, but I still had to do it.  It was just me and the kiddos, and we splurged because Ty was out dirt biking all day and we needed to get out of the house for my sanity and their safety.  ;)

Some imagery…

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That was a unique walking, interactive coupon dispenser and billboard for the Reptile Man.



Did you see what Mark was checking out?  Yeah, not the critters.  More on that later.

I am a mean mother – I walked the kiddos through the rides and took pictures but wouldn’t pay to let them go on any.


This one may be my favorite…

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Children near meltdown.

The draft breed horses fill up a stall pretty good, with no room to move around, so the owners let them loose in the arena for some exercise.  They are gentle giants, such mooches for any loves they can get…


That woman is ducking because he was totally trying to get in her bag… wonder what kind of fair food she had stashed in there for later.  ;)

Tried to take a picture myself of Susie petting the giant…


Didn’t work with my fixed focal length lens.  But it does show the size of that horse’s nose compared to Susie’s pacifier and hand!  I tried to ask a person who did not speak my language to take a picture… focused on the background; me and Susie were totally blurry.  Then I decided to let Mark try.  He took a practice shot…


And said he could do it.  He got these for me…


Don’t worry, I wasn’t hanging out with that man with his shirt open – we were just petting the horse at the same time.

I took a second to show Mark the pictures he had just taken and had basically decided he was hired, and then I saw this…


Whoa, Mark, step AWAY from the camera!  I thought this wasn’t supposed to happen for like ten more years.  Lord help me.

Camera safely confiscated… one last shot of the Belgians, look how tall they are…


Those ladies cracked me up, checking out his pearly whites.  Actually I’ve seen many a horse’s teeth – not so pearly.  Or white.  Mostly green.  And stinky.

Anyway, that was fair.  Glad we went.  Have y’all been to any good fairs this year?

1 comment:

  1. I forgot to tell you, Mark was taking pictures with Maddys camera when I watched the kids. He got some pretty good shots too.