Sunday, August 16, 2009

"Our state fair is the best state fair..."

Oh, how I love the Indiana State Fair!! I just adore the energy and family atmosphere, and how there's so much to do and see...and eat...

And oh, how I'm bummed that this is the first year in my entire life that I have to miss it. :(

Although I can't go the state fair this year, there's a big festival coming up next month that has a fair-like feel to it, so that's exciting! And over the weekend, I went to a petting zoo, which kind of felt like being in the animal barns at the fair.

Here's looking at you, kid. ;)

It's not every day that you see an ostrich sticking its head out the window!

These are actually racing pigs! You can't see it in the picture, but there's a nearby track that they use, haha.

The petting zoo is located at the base of a mountain that is a popular ski area in the winter. We took the ski lift up to the top to overlook a beautiful view. A few pictures...

The gals -- Yukiko (Kenji's daughter) and me.

The guys -- Julian and Oliver. These are the fellas I'm going to Thailand with in November. (with Liz, too!)

Group shot, taken by Kenji. I had a nice time hanging out with them yesterday. :)

I hope you have a nice time hanging out at the state fair if you haven't gone yet! By the way, I checked out the fair's Web site the other day just for fun, and I learned that one of the new foods this year is chocolate-covered bacon!?!

Please try it for me and let me know what you think, ok? I'm curious to know. Thanks!

* * *
To read my latest entry in "Keep Shining," click here.


Lauren said...

I can't believe that this is the first time in your entire life that you are missing the state fair! That is impressive!!! I have not gone yet but need to get on that!!!

Sami said...

sounds awesome Dana!!! you can follow my new blog "life's a beach" if you want!!