Tuesdays are $3 days at the fair and last week the traffic was off the charts crazy.
We've lived here for 24 years and in that time I've been to the Fair twice, and vowed never to go again; my mother, of course, who was always right always said, "never say never."
There is nothing that interests me less than a parade of processed food, deep fried into oblivion and watching people eat it! And the gadget guys and guys who demo the sledge-0-matics...............oh well, they do have to make a living. When a friend asked if I'd go and look through the garden exhibits, the art (her nephew, a great artist was exhibiting his work) and the home arts, I said yes because I love Robert and his work, but only if we didn't have to eat any food. The trouble with fair food, is that it smells better than it actually tastes, and I'll get to that in a minute.
So the day began at the parking lot where we bought our tickets and got on a bus for the 10 minute drive to the fair grounds---I can see the fair grounds from my house, but this is a lot better than paying for $10 parking when you are only staying for 90 minutes.
I should note that a lot of these vendors travel the country to different fairs --- I once taught a class in Pennsylvania and one of the students told me she and her family come to Del Mar for the fair every year.
This is what I think about when I think of a county fair, pony rides for the kids.
I've always loved the uniforms on the girls at Hot Dog on a stick--look at those hats--haven't changed in 100 years---i bet they wore them at the Chicago World's Fair!
This is my daughter's favorite at the fair.
Yes indeed, this says it all!
Deep fried heaven...........Kool Aid????