Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday Night at the Clinton Fair
After work we headed to the Clinton Fair so I could enjoy my Bloomin' Onion that I had talked so much about all week at work-there are NO photos of said onion because as soon as I got it to the table hubby and I devoured it within minutes!
We headed over to the pig scramble, and when Deja found out she could get a pig she really wanted to enter. Entries had already been submitted, which was a good thing-because I have NO idea what I would have done if I had won a pig. I have an idea that hubby does though...and the plans would have involved eating lots of bacon several months later.
I took a couple pics of the midway, my son and girlfriend got some fries from Stan's Fries, which are pretty good. Unfortunately, he coated them with vinegar and didn't tell me... and I ate a couple before realizing that there was more than just ketchup on those fries! Since it is the beginning of Autumn here, and the nights are cool and leaves are beginning to change colors-I ordered my dessert accordingly-the warm apple crisp with 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream and a mountain of whipped cream. And I did NOT share! Hubby got a bit queasy from a couple of the rides, so he got an ice cold freshly squeezed lemonade to settle his stomach, which seemed to do the trick! Deja also won a small stuffed animal and we did see one fight starting as we were leaving-between former exes and their new significant others. I doubt the Sheriff's office patrolling the fairgrounds let it get too far. The final touch of the night was as we were leaving...it was getting cooler and time for our little grandson to go to bed. We stopped for about 10-15 minutes to watch the fireworks light up the night sky. The fair runs for a couple more days and then it's over until next year... and I will be there, waiting patiently in line for my Bloomin' Onion!