For some reason, I really enjoy going to carnivals and fairs. With an interesting mixture of fried food, rickety rides, live music, and farm animals, what's not to love? When I learned about the Washington State Fair in Puyallup, it was a done deal. Michael and I picked up inexpensive tickets at our local grocery store and ventured down South for some good ol' country fun. The Washington State Fair was by far the largest fair I've ever attended. There were hundreds of food vendors, a giant section of rides I stayed far, far away from, and multiple barns with cows, goats, and pigs. There was even a barn with exotic animals!
I tried to dress appropriately for the weather, but I ended up overheating in my jeans and flannel shirt. We grabbed a cone of strawberry vanilla swirl ice cream from The Dairy Bar to cool down, and it was delicious!
After oohing and aahing over the farm animals, we chowed down on a giant turkey leg. Michael can't resist turkey legs. They're basically his kryptonite. I was dying for a "krusty pup" (aka, corndog), but thought better of it. Instead, I inhaled two warm scones filed with butter and raspberry jelly. Fair food is THE BEST. Well, most of it. I'm still skeptical of the fried butter stand.
We spent the rest of the afternoon browsing vendors, snapping photos, trying on cowboy hats, and trying not to melt in the sun. Overall, it was a fantastic way to spend a Thursday. I'll be dreaming about those buttery scones for the rest of the afternoon....