Saturday, August 22, 2009

Fun at the Fair!

So here we are, one year later and another trip to the California State Fair. We met Geema and Papa in the Wine Garden after Sofia's afternoon nap and for once it was not sweltering hot. Don't get me wrong, it was toasty. Just not that stifling, oppressive, hundred and something kind of days we usually have at the fair.

So, we started in the Wine Garden with a tasty award winning beverage and some cheese and fruit. Really not a bad way to kick things off.


We followed that up with a trip to the petting zoo. Same as last year, Sofia loved looking at all of the animals but this year she was especially interested in the chickens and bunnies.








Then we headed over to watch the pony rides. I asked Sofia if she wanted to take a ride. "Yes" she said. I figured she had misunderstood my question, after all the girl lost the plot when we tried to ride the train at the zoo. So I asked her again "Do you want to ride the ponies?" "YES" she says, no hesitation. Okay, this can't be right. I asked the girl SIX times which I figured would give her plenty of opportunities to change her answer. It never happened, so we forked over the six bucks and were prepared to write it off.

Well, this child got up on Dolly the pony and as soon as she started moving her little mouth formed a big "Ohhhhhhh" but no sound came out. She LOVED it. She looks like a natural don't you think?







Of course, we had to enjoy all of the other trappings of the fair.
A carousel ride with Geema and a rooster....


A sparkly princess head somethingorother.....


BBQ'ed corn on the cob.....


And a chocolate dipped strawberry......


Oh yeah, more strawberry.....


Watching them make cinnamon rolls with pounds and pounds of butter. Okay, I won't mention the names of those who partook.


Rolling golf balls......


And a twilight cruise around the fair on the monorail taking in all of the sights....





We capped off the evening with some dancing on Papa's shoulders.


Same time, same place next year guys. Maybe we'll take on a roller coaster.

1 comment:

Clyde and Terri said...

We've always loved the fair, but having Sofia to share it with has increased the fun by a factor of at least ten.