Thursday, September 24, 2009

L.A. County Fair

We checked out the LA County Fair tonight and had so much fun.  Joseph got free tickets from BofA which made it even more fun!
We drove our wagon on down to Pomona, which after arriving we realized was a big mistake since it would have only taken 15 minutes to get there by car!   Our horses weren't the fastest....

We weren't prepared for the craziness that is Fair Food and about died when we saw this: Chocolate covered bacon.  CHOCOLATE COVERED BACON!  Who in their right mind would eat that?  Okay, so it probably isn't half bad, but if it tastes anything like the last snack I got then I bet it's as gross as it sounds.  They had another booth selling anything and everything DEEP FRIED.  I got sucked into trying a deep fried twinkie.  As if a twinkie needed any more help being totally unhealthy and disgusting.  They also offered deep fried s'mores, avocados, zucchini, and probably anything else just sitting around.  Gross!  But now I can say I have had a deep fried twinkie.  (Mrs. Rother would tell me it'll still be sitting in my stomach 15 years from now!)

We enjoyed some sea life along the way, because after all, this is L.A.

I thought this octopus was pretty adorable.

And this is by far the cutest crab I've ever seen!

I wanted to get this diver's number, but as you can see he was a little preoccupied.

One of the highlights of the fair was the petting zoo.  If you know anything about goats, you know what that entailed.  We were all trying to keep our clothes on us and out of their mouths the entire time.

She spent the rest of the time safely in my arms and didn't mind when the goats nipped at her toes instead of her hands.

Sophie was getting to know a second cousin here.  (My maiden name is Lamb.)

She realized the safest end of the goat is this one!  They sure are aggressive little beasts!

Avery wasn't sure if another animal would attack her, but thank goodness the sheep there were very docile, and she warmed right up to it.

Here's two cuties resting their feet for a little bit.  Sophie didn't want to budge from this pink massage chair, even though it wasn't even on.

We each got to choose a fair snack and we chose cotton candy for the girls since they'd never had it before.  It was definitely love at first taste.  I don't think they'll ever go back.

Sophie's saying here "Um, WHY have I never had this sugary goodness before?"

Avery got it everywhere, of course, and they both had a ton of fun playing with it as well as eating it.

Overall, we can say we are fans of the L.A. County Fair.  We even saw Bikini Girl there!  (If you didn't watch American Idol last season that will mean nothing to you.)  It really was her, and she barely had any clothes on there, too, sadly.


Ashley said...

How fun! My kids are all about cotton candy too. Good thing you can only get it at the fairs though! I loved Avery's crab picture.

Lindsay said...

I'll ask Mackay...but I think he just might have gone for the chocolate-covered bacon. He believes that bacon is the world's most perfect food. Looks like fun!

Holly said...

Avery is getting so adorable!! Just want to squeeze her to death!! :)

Melissa and Kevin said...

I had fun catching up on your blog tonight. You are a great blogger and you have such beautiful girls. Glad to see you are still doing well in California:) Your family pictures are great!