I was pretty excited to check out the Washington State Fair this year. Growing up in Wisconsin meant lots of fairs full of deep fried food. I don't think Washington's fair could top Wisconsin's in the fried food department, but I was still pretty impressed by how many food booths there were. I was looking forward to eating a deep fried Twinkie or Oreo, but by the time we found that booth (right before we left) we didn't have any cash left and didn't feel like heading back to the ATM to withdraw any. We sort of felt maxed out in the sugar department by that time, anyway... Speaking of sugar, elephant ears are so good! I think they're my new favorite junk food.
Adam was intrigued by the booth selling Russian food, so after passing it three times, we finally decided to give in and try a veggie piroshki. :) I loved watching the women make them by hand.
We spent a lot of time checking out the animals and hanging around the petting zoo. I couldn't believe they had a zebra there! I've never seen one up close before. They're so pretty.
We really want a pygmy goat... Adam was head over heels for this one, and he kept asking the woman working at the petting zoo all these questions about them. He also won't stop asking me if I'll buy one for him! :) I'd love to have our own little farm someday...
Adam was in Canada over the weekend on a mountain biking trip with a friend. On our way to the fair, we noticed there was a butterfly flapping around in the bed of his truck. Adam thinks he must have hitched a ride all the way from Canada! So, at the end of the night, we let him go before heading home. Hmm, is that illegal...?
I really enjoyed the fair. I feel like I haven't spent much time with Adam this summer because we've both been doing some traveling for our jobs, so it was really nice spending the day together. He left yesterday on another two week work trip to Asia and I'm missing him already...
Have you ever been to a state fair? What's your favorite fried food?