Hello Fair

I have posted many times about our favorite summer fair in Ohio. This year, despite the layoff (which is heading into month 9...ugh) we saved some money, Canaan saved some marshmallow money and my parents were so sweet to send a little "fun" money for the boys and we made the trek this year.

Although I love the Ohio State Fair dearly, this year was just really about as hot as it probably is while visiting the sun. Thankfully the fairgrounds have many buildings and lots of shady areas so the heat was only opressive while watching the boys ride down the big yellow slide.
One up side of such heat was that my calorie count for the day was much lower than most fair years!

The best part of the fair this year was definitely the draft horse competition in the Arena. We have seen many shows in the arena over the years but for some reason had missed this until now. The beautiful 8 hitch horse teams, the shiney old wagons and the little old lady playing the organ in the balcony while the team of horses paraded through was truly like a step back in time.