The Fair Came Last week

Louisville has a big State Fair

Animals, crafts, concerts, food, rides k10322270 , displays…

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We weren’t going this year… The cost of getting in is $10.00 a person + $8.00 to park…

$28.00 just to get in… and then you smell all of the food cooking and want something like a foot long corndog k0087791x13582244… or a funnel cake u13484842 k4242260or a fresh squeezed “Lemonade Shakeup”… k10651277 or ice cream… or a Pork Chop Sandwich k4158059

Well, you get the picture!

There are displays selling everything!

Clothes, jewelery, pot/pans, leather items , glass items, things I’ve never seen before…

It really is quite overwhelming!

I was on Facebook… when a nephew of mine said he had two tickets that included parking for $10.00… 4561v1-max-150x150

That I could handle!

Late in the day… and the last day… but, I wanted to go…

You have to know why…

My husband and I met at the Kentucky State Fair… September 1968… and were married February 1969…

5 months of knowing someone… my Dad was about to have a fit!…

Not that we had just known each other for such a short time… but, that he was leaving for Viet Nam in March….

NOW, I grasp what my Dad was thinking…

but, LOVE conquered and we were married…

So, you see why I “need” to go whenever I can!…

It will be 45 years… this February-2014…

So, we went and walked and looked and talked…

We didn’t eat… because we had a good dinner with our kids before we left… and the only thing I bought was  some eye-glass/ jewelery cleaner

Didn’t need that!… but, it worked so good!

Better than food that would go straight to my behind!… is the way I looked at it!

Our short visit was very nice… the smells… the atmosphere… the memories…

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Main entrance …

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Mr. Goat greeted us…

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This was the cutest… Baby yellow ducks would swim to one end of the trough… ride up… eat a few bites… then slide down… and then repeat again…

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Trailer we would like to have…

“Dream Only!”…

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One of my students from when I was at middle school…

She is just a doll… (Special Needs Class)… she was 11- or 12 … now I guess in her 30’s… Her Mom and Dad sell Glass Figurines at the Fair every year…

so good seeing her… She had her face painted with a pretty purple design… her favorite color!

She hollers, “Mrs. Griffin!”… every year when I stop by for a visit…

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Fish Tanks…

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Easter Egg Plant…    

I liked this wall hanging for Easter…

It didn’t win a ribbon… but, I thought it should have…

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Hundreds of quilts on display… just a sampling! of some of the Blue/Purple Ribbon winners…

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Beautiful Cakes… so many… but, I liked these…

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Jams and jellies won ribbons…

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Balloon art… Our Cardinals and Wildcat Basketball Rivals… pretty neat!

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Donuts for buns on these hamburgers… and lots of stands selling any kind of food you could want…

It was a fun evening… and just long enough…

10 thoughts on “The Fair Came Last week

  1. I can smell those pork chops from here!!!! I used to go to the Indiana State fair, but my husband at the time only liked the tractor pulls. They were alright but year after year? got old for me real quick. My husband and I married one month before he was sent to Germany for Viet Nam. I got to go live in that country for a year. What a long honeymoon!!!

  2. What a fun night! And how cool that you two met at a state fair! Thanks for mentioning our post. We can’t wait to go to next summer’s Oregon State Fair!

    Enjoy your week or your weekend!

  3. I love state fairs! Such fun! We used to go to them every year, but haven’t had a chance to do that in recent years. Such a great slice of Americana! The cakes are amazing. I can’t imaging decorating these…very creative! Glad you made it, even on the last day! ~ Sheila

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