Friday, September 25, 2009

2009 Kern County Fair

Our county fair started this Wednesday. Carli took the day off and we took the baby and went to the fair. Normally the fair opens at 3pm but today is the only day during the week that it opens at 10:30. None of the kiddie rides were open yet so we didn't get to do any of those. Also it was Old Folks' Day where seniors get in free. I paid.

The baby was most excited to see the cows and kept saying, "Cow? Cow!", but I couldn't get a good picture of her with any of them.

Here we are in the sheep barn and she just wasn't impressed.
It was only the third day of the fair so we didn't get to see any poultry or rabbits. (They weren't there yet.) We trudged to the other end of the fairgrounds to the Fine Arts building to see how I did with my two entries.
Here's my flamingo mosaic on display. No prizes!
And here's the mosaic-ed hypertufa bowl I entered on a whim. I really wasn't expecting anything with this one but...
Click on the picture and look at that red thing at the bottom of the bowl. Second place! Whoohoo! I guess there must have been two whole entries for this category.

It was about 12:30 and I have no idea what the temperature was. I think the forecast was 103°. All I know for sure was that it was hot. We stopped for a moment to drink a little water.
We were looking for a cheap trinket for the baby. I wanted to get her one of those sparkly halo things but she was having none of that. What she really wanted was a pair of sunglasses.

Now she's just too cool.The tepid water did nothing to cool us down, plus we were getting hungry, and I could feel my blood sugar dropping fast so we got an ice cream cone.
We decided to pass on the fair food and went to a yummy Italian restaurant downtown instead. Here we are at Urichio's. Please don't bother the starlet.
She's really enjoying her pasta.
The end!


Anonymous said...

Whaaaa...I miss the fair. Congrats on your 2nd place win. Your flamingo should have won, too. The Starlet is adorable as usual. Looks like a fun day!

tina f. said...

I really don't think you missed anything!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures as always, little Bambino (Bambina?) is just too cute, she is getting so big! Haven't seen the Momma in awhile either, she looks great too!
I am so happy you entered a couple of items, I can't believe your Flamingo didn't place! Congratulations on your bowl, you should have left your business cards there!! $$$$