We went to the Great New York State Fair our first summer in New York and were sufficiently overwhelmed by it that we've skipped it the past two years. Not wanting to cheat ourselves out of a fun family outing that’s practically in our backyard, though, we decided we needed to toughen up and try again. So, with an evening to spare and discount tickets from Bryan's work, off to the fair we went.
Despite our hesitations, there were definitely some FAIR-ly fun things to do and the girls generally enjoyed the evening. (At least until it started getting dark, the crowds thickened ahead of the REO Speedwagon Concert, the midway lights started flashing, and they realized they don’t like cotton candy afterall. At that point there may or may not have been some discussion about selling all of them to one of the traveling shows and using the profits to buy hot beef sundaes and donut burgers…)
In any event, here are some of the highlights of the adventure:
|Katie loved the animals, showing her enthusiasm by waving at all of them. She especially liked the baby piggies.|
|Our very own dairy princess and her apparently very-concerned cow.|
|The whole dairy building was a blast. Here are all three of the girls taking a turn on the free moo merry-go-round.|
|Checking out the much anticipated butter sculpture. This year's theme? School lunch ladies. There's so much that could be said about that, but instead I'll just point out how intrigued the girls were to see THAT MUCH butter.|