A Night at the Fair
Howdy partners....please excuse my bubs, I took about 216547132657 pictures of us, and he made a silly face (in protest) every time, I chose this one because I looked the best in it, wven though I am wearing no lipstick....so please forgive me.
The fair and concert were wonderful, Merle Haggard was amazing, it actually brought a tear to my eye when he got on stage, George Jones, though still legendary was a little (a lot) less amazing. In truth he sort of flailed around and mumbled a lot of the songs and pimped the new sausage he sells on his website.
Overall he was a sad former version of himself...but then I remember that hell, the old chestnut is 75, and has spent the majority of his life drunk, and then franly I am thankful he is standing upright.
He did play a ton of good songs accompanied by a power point picture show of him and all the old time country stars...I will admit to you that I was audibly sobbing when he had pictures of Johnny Cash and June...
It was a very odd experience to say the least...I have not been around that many crazy country folks in all my life...seriously a lot of these people actually looked like the Cletus charcater on the Simpsons!!
They sang a song about Jesus and the crowd went crazy...he had this sort of slutty looking 700 Club diva on stage with him, wearing a bad lace top and some tight black "mom pants", you know the ones, pulled up way high over her hips and had a 13 inch zipper...they just made her butt look huge!!!
So there was a Jesus song and a song about "the troops"...(this is all from George, as Merle just sang songs about being poor and drinking whiskey).
It was a great and hilarious time, and the best part was seeing all the old, old people there on dates, all dressed proper....oh and GOLD JEWELRY!!! I have not seen so much gold jewelry in all my life these ladies and there men were all decked out.
then any trip to the fair would not have been complete without a visit to the petting zoo....the animals may seem fat and lifeless but please remember they are not only fat Ohio fair animals but it was also 10:45 at night, and these poor beasts have been poked, patted and fed all day.
My favorite were the Alpacas (above) as I love, love, love their little white puffy leg warmers, and wrist warmers it looks like they're wearing.
I did pat a lot of the beasts but since I had no money to get them food I just sort of waved my hands and was screaming "Hey Alpacas...I have crackers for you...crackers!!!
they did not care.
My bubs favorite...the goats, he loves these dirty little beasts...though he hates sheep...he made that very clear.
This water buffalo let me lift up his head and stare right at him, but by the time I got the camera focused he had already moved his lazy head down again
OOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHH...the ferris wheel....it is my favorite, so we splurged and spent $4 to ride the thing, but I had to, I love it that much.
More ferris wheel pictures...
this is the view from the ferris wheel....is it me or does it seem to be going awfully fast??? My bubs and I were hoping to be able to "make out" on the ride, but the morons put a dad and little boy in the same buggy as us, so we had no kissing.
yeah....the ferris wheel was going too fast....just like the rest of the weekend....we barely got to explore the fair at all...it's that huge!!!
(for all you NH natives, the Ohio State Fair is bigger than Benson's Animal Park was, and a little smaller than Canobie Lake Park)
that's all for today loves....I have lots more to report as we are slowly moving into the house, we got the key yesterday and spent the rest of the day buying blinds as the house has a ton of windows...we went to 3 stores and bought all the 27 inch blinds in all of them, and we still don;t have enough for all the windows...
le sigh....this will be a long moving process.
oh....did you all read "Petite Heights" yesterday????