Yesterday we went to the NC State Fair. We all had lots of fun and actually managed to get our first picture of us all together as a family.
Of course NASCAR had to be involved in it somehow! Actually, it was more of the National Guard being involved. Anyway, as you can tell, Joey was asleep for a vast majority of our time there. All the excitement from seeing real live cows, ducks, and geese just wore him out! But we got some wonderful pictures so he can relive all the fun later.This is Joey and me at the lighthouse. Its near the old Grist Mill where you can get free hushpuppies! Joey was hoping for his first hushpuppy, but we didn't think he was quite old enough.We also were able to see Smokey the Bear. He would tell you hello when you walked up and wave at you if you waved back. He had a remarkably Southern accent for a forest ranger!
We knew Joey would want a picture beside Cookie Monster, since they have similar eating habits. The sun was a little too bright for Joey . . it's hard to nap with the sun shining in your eyes!We saw Clifford next . . . .Then a picture with the Cookie Monster AND Elmo.Next we went to the National Guard booth. We got this picture with the tank (incidentally the only picture we have from the fair with Joey awake) and the lovely family picture above. Next year Joey wants to do some pull-ups!We went to see the animals next and then Brian and I ate lots of fair food (hint to anyone with a fair headed their way . . . try the fried Reese's peanut butter cups). Lastly we went to see the botanical gardens. We were all VERY tired at this point (I was beginning to wish Brian could carry me around like this) so we decided to head back to the car.We were all very happy when we made it to the car and could drive home. But we had a wonderful time at the fair and hope we'll be able to make it next year from Charlotte.
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