It has been a really nice, really pleasant summer any way you look at it. I don't think we got over 100 degrees but once or twice this time around and we have been known to have several days, weeks even, in a row of fried eggs cooking on the sidewalk kind of weather around here.
But not this year and we have been loving it.
To me the State Fair always says fall but there was still plenty of sunshine and things to do, things to see and things to eat in a manner of speaking. Not that we did any of that mind you.
So when it came, HT and I made a play date with friends and away we went.
We bought a wristband for the rides for the boys and it was totally worth it. Us moms got to sit on a bench in the shade most of the time and talk about stuff and such while the boys rode every ride they could.
There was a vendor there selling crabs with painted shells, the boys each wanted one for a pet and were busy trying to decide which one to bring home. We did not however bring one home, that's just the kind of mom I am.
There were even seals putting on a show and for twenty or more dollars you could get your picture taken with them.
Yeah, didn't do that either.
Nor did we bring home a piglet.
Or a fish.
And just in case you were wondering how my entry for the state fair quilt challenge did, I got a second place ribbon. They said that the challenge fabric got a little lost, because the background fabric was a bit too busy. I got nailed for what I thought I could get away with and they overlooked what I thought I couldn't. Go figure.
And no, I did not sign up for next year.
It came, we went and now there is nothing left but empty exhibit halls, vendor booths and food stands, trampled grass and the lingering aroma of cattle gone home.
The boys can't wait to do it again next year!