Tuesday, October 16, 2007

NC State Fair Fun!

Adam and I quickly got in the car after finishing our workdays at 5:00pm to head over to the NC State Fair!

Josh Turner was performing and we had bought our tickets! Upon arriving to the fair, we walked through the Old Grist Mill (and ate a free hushpuppie) and started the hunt for food. Needless to say, food at the fair tends to not be healthy. Adam dined on a fried peanut butter and jelly sandwhich and I tackled a giant smoked turkey leg. It was quite a site to see I must say. The fried PB&J sandwhich actually tastes alright if you ask me....but definitely something you shouldn't have all to often.

(notice the name of the concession I'm standing in front of...)

After dinner, we ventured to the exhibits where they had vegetables and livestock on display. Check out the pictures of the largest pumkin in NC and the largest sweet pototo (state vegetable of NC). They had displays of various types of apples, squash, gourds, and beans. It was all very interesting....

Josh Turner's concert was a blast as he opened with the song "Would You Go With Me?" Adam and I two-stepped to this song for our first dance at our wedding. Feel free to listen to part of it on the video! Once the concert was over, we began walking around to check out some rides and see if there was a dessert we could enjoy. Sure enough....we indulged by eating a deep fried Twinkie. Sounds scary....but oh so yummy. We rode a few rides including the great big ferris wheel and enjoyed the fireworks show as well. It was a terriffic evening and it was sad to see it end. I guess we'll just have to go again next year!

Josh Turner! (sorry about the darkness, but man, he sounds good!)

The Ferris Wheel

Fireworks plus Ferris Wheel

The View at the Top of Ferris Wheel

Us Riding the Ferris Wheel!

Random Fact from Adam: The female blossom of a watermelon is open for only 1 day. It takes 10-12 bee visits to that blossom to properly pollinate it. If successful, you've got a large watermelon 10 or 11 days later.

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