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Off To The Fair

Think About It” The shovel really was a groundbreaking invention.

Today is the day we made it to the OC Fair.  It just opened and we wanted to avoid the crowds so Friday seemed like a natural and we did good!  This is our 32nd year of going to the OC Fair.

We arrived at noon and were fifth in line.  It’s gonna be an excellent day! As added insurance, we bought our tickets on-line and avoided having to stand in the ticket line…we be smart!  Great entertainment for $7 per person!

Awaiting the gates to open

This year’s fair theme, “Free Your Inner Farmer,” a nod to everyone involved in all facets of agriculture, from backyard gardeners to farmers market lovers and workers who harvest and raise our food. The first display was “Don’t fence me in” presented by the dairy associations.

The Theme For 2018

We bought a hand full of tickets and went to the sky-way ride immediately.  We did a round trip as we left the wheel chair at the south end of the ride.  Taking the sky-way allows us to see the fair from 65 feet up and we can observe what has changed from last year.  Plus, we get to ride over all the food vendors and get smoked as we go!  Sue smelled like the world’s greatest hamburger for an hours!

First ride? The sjyway of course

We went to Centennial Farms and saw all the new crops.  We can saw our pumpkins are bigger than theirs! We headed to the pig pens and of course, Sue had a long conversation with these two little guys!  They were just  15 days old. Three months, three weeks, three days is the average gestation length for most sows. This clever sequence of three totals up to an average 114 day pregnancy. The average litter size globally is six to ten, with most sows having 1.5 litters per year. In the US, litters average more than 13 pigs per litter, due to improvements in genetics, nutrition and herd health.

Born July 7th!

Hungry we were so we found our favorite, Ten Pound Buns!  They have been at the fair for many years and offer sour dough break with cheese and trimmings… We like the jalapenos topping and the thinly sliced tomato/onion topping.

Love their sandwiches!

We dined in the wine tasting area and since we could not bring our wine in, we shared a glass of real wine.  Paul noted that he preferred our non-alcoholic wine to the “real stuff”.  Any liquid would do after we downed the jalapeno topping!

We had 10 Pound Buns for lunch

Paul did the selfie thing…notice the shirt…perfect for the fair. Speaking of shirts, Paul bought eight new shirts from High Seas Trading Company.  He can hardly wait to wear them and show them off!

Great day at the Fair

Returning home Paul checked the pedometer and we did almost four miles in four hours!  We watched some TV and then decided we would not go to GG Elks tonight but rest up as we have Starlighter’s tomorrow night!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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